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2023 AUG 3

Preliminary   > Economic Development   >   Miscellaneous   >   GI Tags

Why in news?

  • The Geographical Indications Registry has granted the GI tag to three famous products from Tamil Nadu.

About Jaderi namakatti: 

  • These are clay sticks that are white in colour. They are usually available in finger-like shape with a smooth texture.
  • They are used to adorn the foreheads of idols, men and temple elephants.
  • The namakatti is made up of the rich deposit of hydrous silicate minerals that form fine grain particles of clay, and then the clay is processed and shaped in a finger-like structure. 
  • The production of namakatti depends on the climatic condition as it needs a lot of sunlight to dry.

Kanniyakumari Matti banana: 

  • Matti banana is a traditional table banana cultivar of medicinal value.
  • The fruit is highly fragrant, sweet with sub-acid flavour, firm texture and powdery nature.
  • The Matti banana fruit looks like the mouth of a crocodile hence it is also called Crocodile Finger Banana’.

Chedibutta Saree: 

  • It is a handloom saree which depicts the Chedibutta design in art silk and cotton mix fabric.
  • The iconic ‘plant and flower’ motif is woven on the border and pallu (edge of the saree).
  • The Sowrashtra communities are the primary weavers.



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

1. Jaderi namakatti

2. Kanniyakumari Matti banana

3. Chedibutta Saree

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3