A Geographical Indication (GI) is a name or sign given by the government to products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin. It helps in identifying the product's source, as part of certification that the product possesses certain qualities, is are made according to traditional methods or to its geographical origin. Geographical Indication (GI) can be used for any type of product manufactured, agricultural, food, or even handicrafts. Kerala is regarded as a treasure trove of unique geographical indication. Overall, India has 417 registered geographical indications, with Kerala owning 31 of them. Geographical Indication tags are commonly found on agricultural items in Kerala.
Kerala GI Products