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Preliminary   > Economic Development   >   Indian Economy and Issues   >   GI Tags

Why in news?

  • Mircha rice of Bihar’s West Champaran has been awarded the GI tag.

About Mircha Rice:

  • Mircha rice is grown in West Champaran District, Bihar.
  • The size and shape of the grain appear like that of black pepper, hence, it is known as Mircha or Marcha Rice.
  • The grains and flakes of this rice have a unique aroma that makes it different.
  • This rice is famous for its aroma, palatability and its aromatic chura (rice flakes) making qualities.
  • The cooked rice is fluffy, non-sticky, sweet and easily digestible with a popcorn-like aroma.


Consider the following pairs:

1. Mircha Rice                          : Punjab

2. Kaji Nemu                : Assam

3. Idu Mishmi Textiles : Arunachal Pradesh         

4. Khola Chilli.              : Goa

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only         

(b) 2,3 and 4 only

(c) 1,2 and 4 only

(d) 1 and 4 only