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Yak churpi, Khamti rice and Tangsa textile

2023 OCT 9

Preliminary   > Art and Culture   >   Miscellaneous   >   GI Tags

Why in news?

  • Three indigenous products from Arunachal Pradesh – Yak Churpi, Khamti rice, and Tangsa textile – have received the prestigious Geographical Indication (GI) tag from the GI Registry

About Yak Churpi

  • Yak Churpi is a naturally fermented milk product prepared from the milk of Arunachalee yak.
  • It is an excellent source of proteins and is frequently used as a substitute for vegetables by tribal yak herders in the vegetation-starved cold and hilly mountainous regions of the state.
  • It is also considered an integral part of the tangible cultural and tribal heritage of this Himalayan state.

About Arunachalee Yak

  • Arunachalee yak is a unique yak breed found in West Kameng and Tawang districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • This breed is reared by tribal yak pastoralists known as Brokpas who migrate along with their yaks to higher reaches up to 10,000 ft altitude and higher during summers and descent to mid-altitude mountainous regions during winters.

About Khamti Rice

  • It is a variety of sticky rice produced in Namsai district.

About Tangsa Textile

  • Product of the Tangsa tribe in Changlang district, Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Tangsa tribe is mainly based in Changlang and consists of sub-tribes.
  • Textiles are known for their exotic designs and colours.


Yak Churpi, Khamti rice and Tangsa textile -products that recently got GI tag- belong to:

(a) Arunachal Pradesh

(b) Nagaland

(c) Mizoram

(d) Sikkim