Koraput Kalajeera Rice

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Recently, Koraput Kalajeera Rice,’an aromatic rice has got Geographical Indications status.

About Koraput Kalajeera Rice: 

  • The farmers of Koraput district in Odisha have domesticated Kalajeera rice over generations.
  • It is known as the ‘Prince of Rice’ is an aromatic variety of rice.
  • Upholding the nutritional and cooking quality, the rice looks like coriander seeds.
  • The ancestors of the present tribal communities of Koraput district have domesticated the rice in the region for thousands of years contributing to conservation of crop.
  • It is popular among rice consumers for its black colour, good aroma, taste and texture.
  • The ancient text explains that Kalajeera rice improves memory and controls diabetes.
  • It is believed to increase hemoglobin levels and the body metabolism.
  • This fragrant grain has antispasmodic, stomachic, carminative, antibacterial, astringent and sedative properties.
  • The rice is grown in Koraput district’s Tolla, Patraput, Pujariput, Baliguda and Mohuli areas.


Q1) What are Geographical Indications?

Geographical Indications (GIs) are a form of intellectual property rights that are used to protect and promote products with a specific geographical origin, quality, reputation, or other characteristics that are closely linked to their place of origin.

Source: Koraput Kalajeera Rice Gets GI Tag