In recognition of the

In a belated move, the Government of India finally proposes to apply registration of Joha and Komal rice of Assam as a Geographical Indication (GI).

Interview with Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

Bhanu P Lohumi
Tribune News Service
Karnal, January 22

While rice exporters in Pakistan are ill at ease with the abolition of the export duty of Rs 8,000 per tonne on basmati by the Indian Government, Indian basmati exporters are not happy as their plea for reducing the minimum export price (MEP)to Rs 1,000 has been partially accepted.

Prabha Jagannathan NEW DELHI

A MINISTERIAL panel has decided to abolish export cess on basmati rice and reduce the floor price for overseas sales of the staple amid forecasts of good harvest.

Ruchika M. Khanna
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 20

Prabha Jagannathan NEW DELHI

A TOP government panel slated to meet on Tuesday might revoke the export cess on basmati rice, according to a senior official who asked not to be identified.

Lucknow: It is said to surpass all qualities of basmati except the length of the latter. But surprisingly, Kalanamak, a fragrant variety of rice and named thus as its husk is black, isn

Sandeep Joshi

Joint registration of Geographical Indication put on hold: Ramesh

Among developing countries, one can identify both proponents and opponents of extending the use of geographical indications (GIs) beyond wines and spirits. Such an extension is currently being discussed under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) of the World Trade Organization. While labeling is mostly based on private initiatives, GIs are considered to be long-term public rights. Proponents therefore regard GIs as the stronger tools for protecting their national property rights and offering them new opportunities to develop their export markets.