What is Raktsey Karpo Apricots?

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Recently, Ladakh got its first ever Geographical Indication Tag to Raktsey Karpo Apricot


  • Ladakh grows more than thirty types of Apricots, but the Raktsey Karpo variety is unique to the region.
  • Apricot is the major fruit of Ladakh with large-scale cultivation in both Leh and Kargil Districts among the nine fruits grown in Ladakh.
  • Apricot is also being promoted under One District One Product for Kargil.

What is Geographical Indication Tag?

  • A Geographical Indication is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.
  • Geographical indications are typically used for agricultural products, foodstuffs, wine and spirit drinks, handicrafts and industrial products.
  • TheGeographical 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 a period of 10 years following which it can be renewed.


Q1)  Which state has the highest GI tag in India?

Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are states with the highest number of GI tags

Source: All India Radio