GI Number -242


Grown along the coastal brackish waters in the northern parts of Kerala, the Kaipad Rice is known for its Special Organic cultivation technique called as paddy-shrimp cultivation or Kaipad Farming.

Rice cultivation and Shrimp catching is done on the same field that forms the part of the extensive water-logging in the swampy low-lying areas.


Uniqueness of Kaipad Rice

  • Natural organic production Dark Mustard yellow colour.

  • Red kernelled rice.

  • Non-sticky.

  • Delicious taste.

  • High iron and calcium.

  • Distinctive and Naturally occurring characteristics.

Interesting Facts

❖ There are around 217 wetlands in Kerala with unique ecosystems

❖ Approximate area of Kaipad tract is 4100 hectares.

❖ 37 % of rice production in Kerala is contributed by the lowland ecosystems.

❖ Paddy fields are a vital part of Kerala environment and ecological systems. They provide natural drainage paths for flood waters. 

❖ Rice Flakes produced from Kaipad Rice fetches 40 % more price due to imperative nutritional content.

Health Benefits

  • Kaipad Rice is consumed during illness for speedy recovery.

  • Has Iron Content of 59.8mg/kg to 303mg/kg.

  • Soup made of Kaipad rice acts as coolant for the body.

Kaipad rice has been registered with the Geographical Indications (GI) registry of Government of India in 2013.

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GI TAGGED is a “one stop store” of  products having conferred with the prestigious Geographical Indications Tagged Status. Our customers need not travel to a place to buy its renowned products, for we procure, produce and market GI Tag products in accordance with Government of India’s “Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act 1999” and by adhering to the mandates as mentioned in the GI registry. Hence our motto “from the very land to your hand”.

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GI (Geographical Indication) is a sign used on a product which cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world with its exact uniqueness and Quality except the indicated geographical region.

Products that indicate a unique quality obtained from a specific region due to traditional practices, vegetation, topography are called as GI Products. These products cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world with the exact uniqueness and specialties.

Geographical Indications (GI) is a sign used on products to indicate its specific geographical region of Origin and its unique qualities imparted from that geographical region.

The Indian Parliament passed Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act in December 1999 for providing registration and protection of GI products in India. This act came into force with effect from 15 September 2003.
The Act is administered by the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, who is also the Registrar of Geographical Indications.

As of January 2020, a total of 367 products from India have been conferred with the prestigious GI Tag Status. Check out the list of GI Tag Products in India Here.

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