Manipur to seek GI tag for Siroi Lily, Tamenglong Orange and Shirarakhong Chilly

IMPHAL: The horticulture department of Manipur has initiated steps for getting GI (Geographical Indication) tag for Tamenglong orange, Siroi lily and Shira-rakhong chilly that is found in the state.
Previously, the Kachai lemon found in Ukhrul district of the state was given the GI tag in April 2015.Popularly known as Kachai Champra, the lemon is one among the ten horticultural products from Northeast India to have got the GI tag.

Orange grown in Tameng-long district is famous for its taste while siroi lily, the state flower of Manipur is a rare Indian species of plant found only in the upper reaches of the Siroi hill ranges in Ukhrul district and Shirarakhong chilly grown in Shirarakhong village of Ukhrul district is different from other chilly in size, colour and taste.

The announcement comes in the wake of a renewed focus by the Manipur government on Horticulture.
(Source: internet)

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