The red cherry pepper chilli of Sikkim which is locally known as the “Dalle Khursani” has earned the geographical indication (GI) tag from the Union department of Industry promotion and internal trade. It is considered as one of the hottest chilli in the world.
Dalle Khursani has been included in the GI Registry of the Government of India on the basis of an application filed by the North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (Neramac) on behalf of Sikkim.
A geographical indication is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place.
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The tag is part of intellectual property rights that come under the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. The August 31 issue of the Geographical Indications Journal, published by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, mentioned the tag for dalle khursani.
Dalle Khursani is one of the hottest chilies in the world. Living up to its name and fame, the chilli is super hot and is not for the faint-hearted. Usually grown in Sikkim and regions of Darjeeling, Dalle Khursani belongs to the Capsicum family and is known to be amongst the most extreme in terms of heat. When fully ripen, this bright red-round-cherry sized ball spices up all the taste buds it comes into contact with. Price of Dalle Khursani can go up to Rs 400 per kilogram. It also has medicinal values.
The largest manufacturer of Dalle Khursani products is the state government-owned Sikkim Supreme.
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