India’s Alphonso Mango Gets GI Tag Alphonso mangoes are in demand worldwide not only for its taste but also for pleasant fragrance and vibrant colour. (Photo: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images).
Radhakrishna N S
Alphonso mango from Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Thane, and Raigad districts of India’s Maharashtra state, is registered as Geographical Indication (GI), said India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The king of mangoes, Alphonso, better known as ‘Hapus’ in Maharashtra, is in demand in domestic and international markets not only for its taste but also for pleasant fragrance and vibrant colour. It has long been one of the world’s most popular fruit and is exported to various countries including Japan, Korea and Europe. New markets such as USA and Australia have recently opened up. The first product to get a GI tag…
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