Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh gets geographical indication tag


The Geographical Indications Registry has granted Geographical Indication (GI) tag to Nagari Dubraj, a fragrant rice from Chhattisgarh, to give a unique identity to the brand.

The Morena (Gajak) and Rewa Mango (Sundarja mangoes) (both Madhya Pradesh) have also been given the GI Tag.

This will give a new identity to these products in the national and international market.

About Nagri Dubraj Rice

The origin of Dubraj is believed to be from Shringi Rishi Ashram area of Sihawa.

Its reference is found in Valmiki Ramayana. Sihawa area is considered to be the source of Dubraj in various research papers.

The rice is of local variety and its grains are small, the rice is very soft to eat after cooking.

Maximum yield of six quintals is obtained from one acre.

The height of the paddy plant is short and the maturity period is 140 days.

It is produced by "Maa Durga Swashayata Group", a women's self-help group from Nagari in Dhamtari district and had applied for the GI tag.

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