Mushkbudji Rice

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Recently, Mushkbudji Rice received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

About Mushkbudji Rice


  • It is short, bold aromatic rice grown in the higher reaches of Kashmir valley.
  • The cooked rice is unique and possesses a harmonious blend of taste, aroma and rich organoleptic properties.
  • It is mainly is grown in areas of Sagam, Panzgam and Soaf Shali of district Anantnag and Beerwah belt of district Budgam.
  • The consumption of aromatic rice in Kashmir has now been limited to special occasions, marriages, and festivals.


What is a Geographical Indication Tag?

  • It is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.
  • This is typically used for agricultural products, foodstuffs, wine and spirit drinks, handicrafts and industrial products.
  • The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 seeks to provide for the registration and better protection of geographical indications relating to goods in India.
  • This GI tag is valid for 10 years following which it can be renewed


Q1) What is a valley?

A valley is a low-lying area of land, often located between two higher areas such as mountains or hills. Valleys are typically formed through various geological processes, including erosion, glaciation, tectonic activity, and water deposition.

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