Arunachal Yak churpi gets GI tag, to boost conservation

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Source: The post is based on the article “Arunachal Yak churpi gets GI tag, to boost conservation” published in “Deccan Herald” on 7th October 2023

What is the News?

Yak Churpi of Arunachal Pradesh has been given recognition with a Geographical Indication (GI).

What is Yak Churpi?

Yak Churpi is a naturally fermented milk product prepared from the milk of Arunachalee yak.

It is an excellent source of proteins and is frequently used as a substitute for vegetables by tribal yak herders in the vegetation-starved cold and hilly mountainous regions of the state.

It is also considered an integral part of the tangible cultural and tribal heritage of this Himalayan state.

What is Arunachalee yak?

Arunachalee yak is a unique yak breed found in West Kameng and Tawang districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

This breed is reared by tribal yak pastoralists known as Brokpas who migrate along with their yaks to higher reaches up to 10,000 ft altitude and higher during summers and descent to mid-altitude mountainous regions during winters.

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