KAPC to take the lead in securing GI tag for Rajamudi
- The Karnataka Agricultural Price Commission (KAPC) and the Department of Agriculture will make all efforts to secure Geographical Indication (GI) status for Rajamudi variety of rice of Karnataka, and constitute a special committee to take forward the initiative.
- This was announced by the KAPC chairman Prakash Kammaradi at the Rajamudi
- The idea of identifying a geographical cluster of Rajamudi cultivating areas such as Arkalgud, Sakleshpur, and Holenarsipur, and promote the variety as unique to these regions. It was also suggested that efforts should be made to convince and convert more paddy farmers to switch to Rajamudi variety, which is cultivated on over 10,000 hectares in the south Karnataka region.