Chikri Wood Craft, Mushqbudji Rice Receive GI Tag
SRINAGAR, (IANS) – Rajouri Chikri Wood Craft from Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir and Mushqbudji Rice of Anantnag district have received the Geographical Indication (GI) Tag, an official statement said on August 8.
Chikri is a pale, honey-colored, fine-grained softwood found in hill ranges of Rajouri district of Jammu. The Chikri woodcraft is characterized by intricate carving and detailing.
Similarly, Mushqbudji Rice is a premium variety of short bold aromatic rice grown in higher reaches of the Kashmir valley especially in Anantnag district. Cooked Mushqbudji rice is unique and possesses a harmonious blend of taste, aroma, and rich organoleptic properties.
GI is a form of Intellectual Property right that identifies goods originating from a specific geographical location and having distinct nature, quality and characteristics linked to that location.