Salem sago

2023 SEP 13

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Why in news?

  • Salem Starch and Sago Manufacturers Service Industrial Cooperative Society Ltd. (SAGOSERVE) from Tamil Nadu has received a Geographical Indication (GI) Tag for Salem sago.

About Salem sago:

  • Sago is derived from raw tapioca. It is in the form of small hard globules or pearls and is pearl white in colour.
  • It is produced in Salem district in Tamil Nadu which is the main center for sago production in the country.
  • It is manufactured from the wet starch powder crushed from tapioca roots. The wet starch powder is used for producing sago and the dry powder has been used as a raw material for industrial purposes.
  • Sago is used in various industries, including food, paper, construction, textile, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, mining, and alcohol, among others.


Salem sago, recently awarded GI tag, is a:

(a) Food product

(b) Metal Craft

(c) Textile

(d) Terracotta work