GI tags are indications that certify the unique qualities and origins of products, safeguarding traditional methods and regional reputations. They empower consumers to make informed choices while promoting and protecting local producers.
Assam has received 11 GI tags for its products. Here are the products and their descriptions:
- Muga silk: A golden-hued silk produced by the larvae of the Antheraea assamensis moth. It is known for its strength, luster, and durability.
- Assam Orthodox Tea: A full-bodied, flavorful tea produced in the Brahmaputra Valley of Assam. It is known for its bright color, malty aroma, and lingering aftertaste.
- Assam Karbi Anglong Ginger: A pungent, flavorful ginger grown in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam. It is known for its strong aroma and spicy flavor.
- Tezpur Litchi: A sweet, juicy litchi grown in the Tezpur district of Assam. It is known for its bright red color, sweet flavor, and juicy flesh.
- Joha Rice: A fragrant, aromatic rice grown in the Brahmaputra Valley of Assam. It is known for its long grain, nutty flavor, and soft texture.
- Boka Chaul: A sticky, glutinous rice grown in the Brahmaputra Valley of Assam. It is known for its sticky texture, sweet flavor, and white color.
- Kaji Nemu: A sour, citrus fruit grown in Assam. It is known for its sour taste, fragrant aroma, and medicinal properties.
- Chokuwa Rice: A short-grain, white rice grown in Assam. It is known for its short grain, soft texture, and nutty flavor.
- Judima: A traditional drink of the Dimasas, a tribe of Assam. It is made from fermented rice and water. It is known for its sweet taste, milky color, and alcoholic content.