What is geographical indication (GI) ?
A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin (e.g., a town, region, or country). The use of a geographical indication, as an indication of the product’s source, acts as a certification that the product possesses certain qualities, is made according to traditional methods, or enjoys a good reputation due to its geographical origin.
Geographical Indication (GI) Tagged Products of Nagaland
As of July 2021, Nagaland has only three products registered for geographical indication (GI) tag. They are: Naga Mircha (King Chilli), Naga Tree Tomato, Chakshesang Shawl.
Details of the geographical indication (GI) tagged products from Nagaland are listed below:
Geographical Indications : Naga Mircha Status :Registered Applicant Name :The Secretary, Department of Horticulture & Agriculture Date of Filing :22-08-2007 Class :31 Goods :Agriculture Geographical Area :Nagaland Priority Country :India Application Number:109 Certificate Number :99 Certificate Date :02-12-2003 Registration Valid Upto :21-08-2027
Naga Tree Tomato
Geographical Indications : Naga Tree Tomato Status : Registered Applicant Name : NER Agricultural Marketing Corporation Ltd (NERAMAC) Date of Filing : 27-01-2012 Class : 31 Goods : Horticulture Product (Tomato) Geographical Area : Nagaland Priority Country : India Application Number: 374 Certificate Number : 220 Certificate Date : 23-03-2015 Registration Valid Upto : 26-01-2022
Geographical Indications : Chakhesang Shawls Status : Registered Applicant Name : Chakhesang Women Welfare Society Date of Filing : 01-01-2016 Class : 24, 25 & 27 Goods : Textiles Geographical Area : Nagaland Priority Country : India Application Number : 542 Certificate Number : 301 Certificate Date : 24-10-2017 Registration Valid Upto : 31-12-2025
You can search status of geographical indication (GI) products at IPINDIA‘s website.
There are other applications found on the GI Registry for Naga products namely – Naga Cucumber, Naga Angami Shawl, Naga Ao Shawl, Naga Sumi Shawl. However they are labelled ‘Abandoned‘ possibly due to deficiencies in meeting requirements or other formalities in the process. So at the moment, there are only three (3) products from Nagaland tagged with geographical indication (GI).