GI Tag for Basmati Rice to Pakistan – UPSC Prelims

  • Pakistan has secured GI tag for its Basmati Rice.
  • India already has GI tag for Basmati Rice.
  • India’s Basmati Zone includes- Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Pakistan’s Basmati belt was the Kalar bowl, a tract of land between Ravi and the Chenab rivers, covering 7 districts.
  • Output and area of Basmati Rice is very large in India as compared to Pakistan.
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