BEWARE OF FAKE INSTITUTES WITH SIMILAR NAMES. blank    blank
banner

Mayurbhanj's red ant chutney gets GI tag



  Apr 16, 2024

Mayurbhanj's red ant chutney gets GI tag



Red Ant Chutney and Tribal Nutrition

Q: What is unique about the red ant chutney made by tribes in Mayurbhanj?

A: Known as Similipal Kai Chutney, this traditional food is made primarily from red weaver ants, which are packed with nutrients:

Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals: They contain protein, calcium, zinc, vitamin B-12, iron, and more.

Medicinal Properties: Tribes use it as a remedy for various ailments and to boost the immune system.
 

Q: Why is this GI tag important for tribal communities?

A: The Geographical Indication (GI) tag offers several benefits:

Recognition: Gives formal recognition to this unique and nutritious food as originating from Mayurbhanj.

Economic Opportunity: Increases potential for better income and livelihood for tribal communities involved in collecting and preparing the chutney.

Preservation: Helps protect the traditional knowledge and practices associated with the chutney.


Q: How does the red ant chutney contribute to tribal nutritional security?

A: It's a readily available, local source of valuable nutrients, supporting the health and well-being of tribal communities who have traditionally relied on it.


Q: What does a Geographical Indication (GI) tag mean?

A: A GI tag is like a stamp of authenticity. It indicates:

Unique Origin: The product has a specific geographical origin.

Special Qualities: The product possesses qualities or a reputation linked to its place of origin.


Q: Are there other benefits of red weaver ants beyond the chutney?

A: Yes! They play an important ecological role:

Natural Pest Control: They protect crops by preying on insect pests, reducing the need for chemical pesticides.

Bioindicators: Their presence can indicate a healthy ecosystem.

Let me know if you'd like to learn more about GI tags or the specific nutritional composition of red weaver ants!




SRIRAM's



Share:
 

Get a call back

Fill the below form to get free counselling for UPSC Civil Services exam preparation

 
UPSC DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS

 
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
 
Antimalarial resistance in Africa:
 
GENDER GAP IN EDUCATION IN INDIA 2024
 
Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in India
 
Nipah virus:
 
GOBARDHAN SCHEME OVERVIEW
 
ODISHA’S SHADOW CABINET: DEEP DIVE
 
MONETARY POLICY: DOVES AND HAWKS
 
RBI-INTEREST & EXCHANGE RATES: INDIAN RUPEE
 
FOREX RESERVES FAQs: SIMPLIFIER
 
RUPEE FLOAT: SIMPLIFIER
 
CURRENCY DEPRECIATION AND DEVALUATION
 
RBI FINANCIAL INCLUSION (FI) INDEX
 
Stagflation: Causes, Effects, and Economic Impact
 
Inflation Expectations in India:Simplifier