Karnataka gets highest number of GI tags yet again.

Since the days when Darjeeling Tea from West Bengal, became the first GI tagged product in 2004-05, 195 more products have found their way into the list. The last product listed in the list, being Patan Patola from Gujarat.

While Karnataka is occupying the top slot with 32 products to its credit, Tamil Nadu has 24 products in the GI Registry. While Kerala has 20 items with GI tag, Andhra Pradesh has 22 products in the Registry. The table 14.1 below shows the state wise distribution of GI Registrations.

The latest to get the GI tag from Karnataka are Bangalore Blue Grapes, Kinhal Toys, Udupi Mattu Gulla Brinjal & several others.

Table : State wise distribution of GI registrations: 

Sl no State No of GI
1 Karnataka 32
2 Tamil Nadu 24
3 Andhra Pradesh 22
4 Kerala 20
5 Orissa 14
6 Uttar Pradesh 10
7 Gujarat 9
8 West Bengal 9
9 Rajasthan 8


GI Registered products from Karnataka state (2004 – till date).

Products Goods
Mysore Silk Handicraft
Mysore Agarbathi Manufactured
Bidriware Handicraft
Channapatna Toys & Dolls Handicraft
Mysore Rosewood Inlay Handicraft
Mysore Sandalwood Oil Manufactured
Mysore Sandal soap Manufactured
Kasuti Embroidery Handicraft
Mysore Traditional Paintings Handicraft
Coorg Orange Agricultural
Mysore Betel leaf Agricultural
Nanjanagud Banana Agricultural
Mysore Jasmine Agricultural
Udupi Jasmine Agricultural
Hadagali Jasmine Agricultural
Ilkal Sarees Handicraft
Ganjifa cards of Mysore (Karnataka) Handicraft
Navalgund Durries Handicraft
Karnataka Bronze Ware Handicraft
Molakalmuru Sarees Handicraft
Monsooned Malabar Arabica Coffee Agricultural
Monsooned Malabar Robusta Coffee Agricultural
Coorg Green Cardamom Agricultural
Dharwad Pedha Foodstuff
Devanahalli Pomello Agricultural
Appemidi Mango Agricultural
Kamalapur Red Banana Agricultural
Sandur Lambani Embroidery Handicraft
Byadagi Chilli Agricultural
Udupi Mattu Gulla Brinjal Agricultural
Kinhal Toys Handicraft
Bangalore Blue Grapes Agricultural

by Akshatha Karthik