India is the house of many worlds’ famous spices, which have quality, uniqueness and reputation i.e. Alleppey finger turmeric, Cochin Ginger, Sikkim Cardamom, Erode Turmeric, Ramanadu Mundu Chilli, Lakadong Turmeric, Kanpur Coriander etc. We know that the uniqness, reputation and quality are mandatory requirements to be met by a GI. It is also relevant to mention here that Spice Board of India has got GI registrations for various important spices as Malabar pepper, Alleppey green cardamom and Coorg green cardamom. According to ET report (here), Spice Board of India is in process to file various other GI applications and waiting for the certificates of applied GIs.
Erode District is an important market centre for Turmeric and it holds 43% share of total turmeric production in India. Erode is Asia’s largest exporter of Turmeric. The district is the top turmeric producer in Tamil Nadu also. Due to the highest quality of product, Erode is known as "The Turmeric City". It is to inform the readers that, GI application for the Erode Turmeric has been filed on 4th Jan, 2011 under class 30 as Agricultural goods. The application No is 231. The said application is filed by Erode Manjal vanigarkal Matrum Kidangu Urimaiyalargal Sangam and technical support provide by one of the most renowned organization. The application is in pre-examination stage. Ones the Erode Turmeric get GI registration. Subsequently it may offer a better price for growers, traders and exporters.
we hope that it will prove its uniqueness, quality, reputation and other require mandatory criteria and get the registration certificate at the earliest.