SpicyIP Tidbits: Basmati ‘stirs’ up new protests.

Just when India’s initiative to protect products was finally beginning to be appreciated by SpicyIP, farmers in Karnataka have begun protesting the recent move to grant the geographical indication to the rice grown in Punjab, Haryana, UP and Uttarakhand alone.

Claiming that this would adversely affect the margin on profits earned by the variety of Basmati grown by them, the farmers have now started protesting, in the hope that they will be included as a part of the GI.

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