GI tags for Goan mangoes and bebinca


  • Seven products from across India including four from Rajasthan were given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry in Chennai.

Key Details about GI tags for Goan mangoes and bebinca

  • The Jalesar Dhatu Shilp (metal craft), Goa Mankurad mango, Goan Bebinca, Udaipur Koftgari metal craft, Bikaner Kashidakari craft, Jodhpur Bandhej craft and Bikaner Usta Kala craft were the ones which got the tag.
  • The application for the Goa Mankurad mango was filed by All Goa Mango Growers Association, Panaji, Goa.
  • The Portuguese named the mango as Malcorada meaning poor coloured and with time this word transformed to ‘Mankurad’ aamoAamo means mango in Konkani language.
  • For the Goan Bebinca, the application was filed by All Goa Bakers and Confectioners Association.
  • Bebinca is a type of pudding and a traditional Indo-Portuguese dessert.
    • It is also known as the Queen of Goan desserts.
  • At Jalesar in Etah district in Uttar Pradesh, which was the capital of Magadha King Jarasandha, over 1,200 small units are engaged in making Jalesar Dhatu Shilp.
    • This place is known for making decorative metal craft as well as brassware.
  • Four different crafts from Rajasthan were given the GI tags.
    • The Udaipur Koftgari metal craft was one among them. According to details provided in the documents submitted to the GI office, the Udaipur Koftgari metal craftsmen practices the ancient art of Koftgari used in making ornamental weaponry. The weapons are exquisitely ornamented by a complicated process of etching of design, heating and then cooling intertwined with the process of embedding gold and silver wire into the metal, pressing and flattening it to a smooth surface using moonstone and finally polishing.
    • The second product from Rajasthan was the Bikaner Kashidakari craft. Kashidakari work is done majorly on objects associated with marriage, especially gift items, and makes use of mirror work.
    • The Jodhpur bandhej craft is the Rajasthani art of tying and dyeing.
      • It is the art of printing varied patterns on fabrics using the tie and dye method.
    • The Bikaner Usta Kala craft is also known as gold nakashi work or gold manauti work, due to the prominence of golden colour in an actual manner developed by gold in the previous period. Due to this, the craft has longevity.

Source: TH

GI tags for Goan mangoes and bebinca

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