To promote wheat exports, the first batch of Bhalia wheat certified by Geographical Indication (GI) was exported from Gujarat to Kenya and Sri Lanka.
About Bhalia Wheat:
♦ Wheat has a high protein content and a sweet taste.
♦ The crop is primarily grown in Gujarat’s Bhal region, which includes the districts of Ahmadabad, Anand, Kheda, Bhavanagar, Surendranagar, and Bharuch
About Geographical Indication (GI):
♦ It is a label placed on products that have a distinct geographical origin and have evolved over time in terms of special quality or reputed attributes.
♦ It serves as a guarantee of authenticity, ensuring that only registered authorised users, or those residing within the geographical territory, are permitted to use popular product names.
♦ India’s GI label is governed by the Geographical Indications (Registration and Protection) of Goods Act 1999.
♦ It is granted by the Geographical Indications Registry (Chennai).