GI Tags

GI Tags

News: 7 products from UP were recently given GI Tags.

What is GI Tag?
• A GI is primarily an agricultural, natural or manufactured product (handicrafts and industrial goods) originating from a definite geographical territory.
• They are granted by the Geographical Indications Registry under the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999.
• A GI tag is valid only for 10 years, although it can be renewed from time to time for a further period of 10 years each through every subsequent renewal.

Benefits of GI Tags:
• They protect the authenticity and distinctiveness of the products from being imitated or copied by others.
• They promote the economic and social development of the local communities by creating employment, income, and market opportunities.
• They preserve the cultural and traditional heritage of the regions by encouraging the use of indigenous knowledge, skills, and resources.
• They enhance the consumer awareness and trust by providing reliable information about the origin and quality of the products.

Which are the products?
• Amroha Dholak - A musical instrument made of natural wood, particularly mango and Sheesham trees. The instrument consists of hollow blocks carved from wood and fitted with animal skin, usually goatskin.
• Barabanki Handloom Product - Handloom products from Barabanki and adjoining areas are known for their extensive weaving tradition.
• Kalpi Handmade paper - Handmade paper manufacturing from Kalpi, a historical centre for this craft. The craft has been practised since the 1940s, but its origins may date back further.
• Mainpuri Tarkashi - Brass wire inlay work on wood, primarily used for making khadaous (wooden sandals) in Mainpuri. Leather was avoided due to cultural considerations.
• Sambhal Horn Craft - Crafts are made from raw materials sourced from deceased animals. The craft is entirely handmade.
• Baghpat Home Furnishings - Handloom home furnishing products and fabrics woven in Baghpat and Meerut using only cotton yarn. Weaving is done on frame looms instead of pit looms.

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