West Bengal’s GI Tagged Sweet Dish Mihidana Exported To Bahrain

Why in News?

Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal informed that the initial consignment of Geographical Identification (GI) tagged sweet dish ‘Mihidana’ originated from West Bengal’s Bardhaman had been exported to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Key Points:

  • The consignment of the delicious sweet dish Mihidana -was exported to the country in the Persian Gulf by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)

  • As per the Ministry, more of such consignments of the popular sweet dish would be exported to Bahrain during the upcoming Diwali festivities.

  • The India Post in collaboration with the APEDA recently released a specially designed envelop to mark the historical legacy of a century-old sweet delicacy and GI-certified Jaynagarer Moa, prepared from popped-rice balls and fresh date-palm jaggery in West Bengal’s Jaynagar.

  • A consignment consisting of a collection of unique sweet dishes from West Bengal was also exported to Bahrain by the APEDA.


  • In January, 2021, a consignment of Jaynagar Moa was exported to the Kingdom of Bahrain, by APEDA registered M/s D M Enterprises, Kolkata. APEDA has been focusing on increasing lesser known, indigenous and GI tagged food products from the country.


About GI Tag:

  • A GI tag is a sign denoting a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.

  • GI, a form of intellectual property right (IPR), is distinct from other forms of IPR,

  • As it ascribes the exclusivity to the community in a defined geography,

  • Rather than to an individual, as is in the case of trademarks and patents.


  • A GI tag can be issued for agricultural, natural or manufactured goods that have a unique quality, reputation or


  • Other characteristics attributable to its geographical origin.

  • Darjeeling tea, Basmati rice, Kanchipuram Silk, Mysore Silk, Hyderabadi haleem, Nagaland chilli products, etc, sold with the GI tag have premium pricing.

Source: PIB 

West Bengal’s GI Tagged Sweet Dish Mihidana Exported To Bahrain