Registration of Rataul Mango of Baghpat.
The famous Rataul Mango, grown in Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh, was awarded the Geographical Indication (GI) certificate by the Geographical Indications Registry at an event held in Varanasi. This variety has been named on the basis of Rataul village. It is very popular among common people due to its special aroma and taste. Rataul Mango Producers Association has been striving for its Geographical Indication Certification for more than 10 years.
According to agricultural experts, Pakistan also keeps claiming ownership of this mango, but originally this mango originated from Rataul village in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh. Its GI certification process was accelerated by the Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture, Lucknow as a facilitator in the year 2020. He eventually got a GI.
Little is known about this mango
One of the excellent mangoes of North India, few people know about this mango even in western UP. But whoever gets the opportunity to taste it, they become a fan of its taste and aroma. In Pakistan, it is already being taken from India and grown as Anwar Rataul. From there it is also being exported to the countries of the Middle East. Although this variety originated in India, its export market is mainly dominated by our neighboring country.
What happens after getting a GI?
Although mango lovers of North India do not know much about Rataul. But in Delhi with GI tag as diversity it has great potential to increase demand among the wealthy class people. Due to the tag, farmers can get additional benefits in the market. This variety has excellent export potential as many Rataul mango lovers depend on the mangoes exported by Pakistan.
Indian side strengthened in the international market
Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture Lucknow Shailendra Rajan told TV-9 Digital that Anwar Rataul of Pakistan has not got GI yet. Therefore, now India’s position will be strengthened regarding this mango in the international market. We will be able to prove with strong facts that the original rataul mango is ours. However, there is no possibility of much rivalry between the two countries due to the difference in the season of cultivation of this mango.
Also try to register these mangoes
The Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture, Lucknow has submitted applications for the registration of Chausa and Gaurjeet. The registration of these two varieties will take some time and if it becomes possible then UP will also overtake West Bengal in the registration of mangoes. West Bengal is ahead due to the registration of mango varieties like Fazli, Himsagar and Lakhan Bhog.
Registration process is going on for this mango
Rajan told that the registration process for Banarasi Langra is going on, and this famous mango of India is likely to get a certificate in the near future. The mango varieties of Uttar Pradesh are very important from the point of view of intellectual property rights. Because these varieties are being produced in Pakistan by the relatives of farmers living within Uttar Pradesh. Pakistan also exports this variety to many countries.
Farmers will get benefit
Thus, GI protection due to country of origin can help in establishing good market internationally for Indian products. With the GI certification, the demand for this mango will increase in the domestic market as well as abroad, as a result, the farmers who produce it will get the benefit.
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