Arunachal Wakro orange gets GI registration

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Itanagar, May 21

Arunachal Wakro orange has been registered under Geographical Indication Registration along with eight other products from the North-East.

The other products are Assam Karbi Anglong Ginger, Assam Tezpur Litchi, Meghalaya Khasi Mandarin, Sikkim Large Cardamom, Mizoram Bird Eye Chilly, Manipur Kachai Lemon, Tripura Queen Pineapple and Nagaland Tree Tomato.

“Arunachal Wakro Orange has been exported to Bangladesh and from there to other countries in other names depriving the state of its intellectual property right,” director of the Arunachal Pradesh Horticulture Research and Development Mission, Egam Basar said in a statement issued here today.

A committee comprising representatives from orange grower’s organisation, Arunachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing & Processing Board and North Eastern Regional Agriculture Produce Marketing Corporation would monitor the quality and frame terms and conditions for use of the brand name, Basar said.

The GI Registry is responsible for the administration of law relating to Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999, he added. (PTI)