K’taka Biodiversity board to recommend GI tag for two varieties of paddy; seeks to protect 4 hill stations


Team Udayavani, Nov 5, 2020, 6:51 PM IST

Karnataka Biodiversity Board decided to recommend geographical indication tag for two varieties of paddy, develop seven fish sanctuaries, and also recognise four hills as state heritage sites.

According to Deccan Herald, The GI tag will be for two varieties of paddy, Kaggabhatta in Kumta, Rajamudi from Hassan and ‘Kare Eeshadu’, a variety of mango from Ankola.

Also, the board decided to declare the Adinarayanaswamy Hill in Chikkaballapur District’s Gudibande Taluk, the Mahimaranga Hill in Nelamangala, Antaragange Hill in Kolar and Shakunagiri Hill in Chikmagalur as state heritage sites in recognition of its forests

Urumbi, an area on the banks of Kumaradhara river in Dakshina Kannada district, has been recognised as a biodiversity hotspot

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