Geographical Indication: An Exploratory Examination On Gi Tagging Indian Food In Opening Avenues To Develop Culinary /Gastronomic Tourism.

PILLAY, SUBRAMONIA KALIAPPAN and Sigamany, Vasanthan and BELWAL, MANOJ (2018) Geographical Indication: An Exploratory Examination On Gi Tagging Indian Food In Opening Avenues To Develop Culinary /Gastronomic Tourism. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT), 12 (10). pp. 60-68. ISSN 2319-2399

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Abstract: India is one of the most established and wealthiest civilizations in the world. Food is the most important and a vital part of a human existence. Traditional Indian foods have been prepared for many years and preparations vary across the country. There are numerous regional and traditional delicacies spread all over South India. Despite the fact that they are popular and are known by their place of origin, Kovilpattikadalaimittai, Manapparai murukku, Iruttukadai halwa, Ramasseriidli, Kattmandige, Atreyapurampoutharekuluare yet to get any form of GI tagging. India, as a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), authorized the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection) Act, 1999 which came into force from September 15, 2003. There are 301 Registered Geographical Indications until October 25, 2017. Among these 12 are foodstuffs (3 foreign and 9 Indian). Geographical Indications, the expression is gaining popularity in the recent time. As part of the scope of differentiation tools and approaches, geographical indications (GIs), which interface the quality/reputation of a product to a given area, offer a promising avenue that can contribute to enhancing the value of local products Over the previous couple of years, GIs have stimulated increased interest among producers, policy-makers, non governmental organizations (NGOs) and academia Geographical Indications (GIs) is a sign used on products of specific geographical origin that attain qualities or gain a reputation because of that. To be showcased as a Geographical Indications-marked product, any consumer item must have a sign or a logo identifying its place of origin. This article examines why a nation like India in which a significant number of regional traditional foods exist but very few food products are claiming GI tagging. The author also discusses how GI functions in India. And by interviewing popular producers of local delicacies and well-known foodstuff manufacturers attempt to comprehend why popularly known foodstuffs are reluctant to assert gi tagging. An effort is made to discuss how GI tagging helps in empowering individuals in the time of globalization and help tourists around the globe to benefit from the wealth of knowledge on traditional Indian food of Indian origin taking up culinary visits and promote gastronomical tourism.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: GI Benefits; GI Act; Culinary Tourism Gastronomical Tourism India;
Subjects: Hotel Management > WGSHA Manipal
Depositing User: WGSHA EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 06:57
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