Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu

GI tag pursued for Chettikulam small onion

The Tamil Nadu State Agricultural Marketing Board and the Chettikulam Small Onion Farmers’ Producer Association, Perambalur, have filed an application seeking Geographical Indications tag for the Chettikulam small onion.

P. Sanjai Gandhi, the IPR attorney who submitted the documents on behalf of the applicants, has stated that this particular onion is cultivated in Chettikulam village, Allathur block, Perambalur district. Every year, 70,000 tons of small onion are produced in over 12,500 hectares of land area here. Due to the high sulphur content of the soil in this region, this particular onion has the highest pungency taste when compared to the other variants and is said to have a shelf life of 8-9 months.

Source: thehindu.com

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