Manipur’s Tamenglong orange, a species of the mandarin family, and a unique fruit crop found in the state, along with Hathei, a special chilli variety, have acquired the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh confirmed the news in a tweet, “What a great start to the day for Manipur! I’m really happy to share that two products of Manipur viz Hathei Chilly & Tamenglong orange have been granted GI tag.”
“This is a historic milestone in the history of Manipur which will increase the income of the farmers immensely,” he said.
The GI status is an indication that identifies goods as produced from a particular area which has special quality attributable to its geographical origin.