Basohli Pashmina and Kalari Cuisine

2023 OCT 6

Preliminary   > Art and Culture   >   Miscellaneous   >   GI Tags

Why in news?

  • Basohli Pashmina and Udhampur’s Kalari cuisine from Jammu and Kashmir has got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

About Basohli Pashmina

  • Basohli Pashmina is a more than 100-year-old traditional craft from Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district.
  • It is a hand-spun product known for extreme softness, fineness and lightweight.
  • Pashmina Shawl is a fine wool made from the undercoat of the Changthangi or Pashmina goat.

About Udhampur’s Kalari Cuisine


  • Kalari is a Dogra cuisine. The dish finds its origin in Udhampur district, J&K.
  • The dish is made from milk and is a dense cheese. It’s cooked in its own fat, salted, and served hot with bun slices.



Which of the following has/have been accorded Geographical Indication status?

  1. Banaras sarees
  2. Basohli pashmina
  3. Tirupathi Laddu

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3