Uttar Pradesh awarded with 13 new Geographical Indications

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The Geographical Indications Registry of the Government of India has awarded the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to 13 new products originating from Uttar Pradesh (UP), including Banaras Tirangi Barfi and Banaras Metal Casting Craft.

An Overview of the News

  • The cumulative number of GI products in Uttar Pradesh has reached 75, confirming its position as the state with the highest number of GI-tagged products in India.

  • Whereas Tamil Nadu is in second place with a total of 58 GI-tagged products.

List of Recently Approved Geographical Indication Products in Uttar Pradesh:


GI Product

Food Stuffs

  1. Banaras Tirangi Barfi

  2. Banaras Lal Peda (Sweet)

  3. Jaunpur Imarti (Sweet)

Handi Crafts

  1. Banaras Metal Casting Craft

  2. Lakhimpur Kheri Tharu Embroidery

  3. Bareilly Furniture

  4. Bareilly Zardoji Craft

  5. Pilkhuwa Home Furnishing

  6. Banarasi Tabla (Musical Instrument)

  7. Banaras Shehnai (Musical Instrument)

  8. Banaras Mural Painting


  1. Chiraigaon Karonda of Varanasi

  2. Banaras Lal Bharwamirch (Red Pickel Chilli)

Tricolor Barfi:

  • The tricolor barfi, a sweet representing the national flag, served as a "sweet weapon" during the Quit India Movement.

  • Made from cashews and pistachios, it symbolizes the tricolor of the Indian flag: saffron, white and green.

  • Starting from Thatheri market in Varanasi, it started in Shri Ram Bhandar in 1942.

Banaras Metal Casting Craft:

  • Essential for the manufacture of idols and utensils in Kashi, the Banaras Metal Casting Craft uses brass with a central copper band to manufacture the utensils.

Support by NABARD:

  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in Lucknow, UP supported GI tag for Banaras Tirangi Barfi, Banaras Metal Casting Craft, Lakhimpur Kheri Tharu Embroidery, Bareilly Furniture, Bareilly Zardozi Craft and Pilkhuwa Home Furnishing.

Dominion of Varanasi:

  • Varanasi, boasting 32 products, is the region with the highest number of GI products within the same geographical area.

About Geographical Indications Registry:

  • Part of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI).

  • The headquarters is located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu (TN).

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