Srivilliputhur palkova bags GI tag

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News:Geographical Indication Registry of India has accorded Geographical Indication(GI) tag to Srivilliputhur palkova.

Facts:

About Srivilliputhur palkova:

  • Srivilliputhur palkova is a sweet made from cow milk and sugar.
  • The palkova is manufactured in and around the municipality of Srivilliputtur in Virudhunagar district,Tamil Nadu.

Additional information:

About the geographical indication(GI) tag:

  • A geographical indication(GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.
  • The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 provides registration and also protection of GI goods in India.
  • The act is administered by the Controller General of Patents, Designs and trademarks under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • GI tag secures the quality and authenticity of a product to a particular geographical origin.It provides legal protection from duplication.
  • Darjeeling Tea is the first good to receive a GI Tag in India.