Record 60 traditional Indian products receive GI tag

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Source-This post on Record 60 traditional Indian products receive GI tag is based on the article “Over 60 products from across India earn GI tags” published in “The Hindu” on 31st March 2024.

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Recently, over 60 products from across India have been awarded the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. This marks the first instance of such a large number of products being granted the GI tag at once.

Key products awarded the GI tag

Assam1. Asharikandi terracotta craft
2. Pani Meteka craft
3. Sarthebari metal craft
4. Jaapi (bamboo headgear)
5. Mishing handloom products
6. Bihu dhol
7. Bodo Dokhona (the traditional attire of Bodo women)
8. Bodo Eri silk ( fabric of peace or ahimsa (non-violence))
9. Bodo Sifung (a long flute)
Uttar PradeshBanaras Thandai
Tripura1. Pachra-Rignai, (a traditional dress worn on special occasions)
2. Matabari Peda (a sweet)
Meghalaya1. Meghalaya Lyrnai Pottery
2. Meghalaya Chubitchi

What is a GI tag?

1. About- Geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign which is used to identify products originating from a specific geographical location and that location gives it a distinct quality, characteristic.

2. Regulation– The GI tags are governed by the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999. They are issued by the Geographical Indication Registry, which operates under the Department of Industry Promotion and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

3. Significance– A geographical indication right enables those who have the right to use the indication to prevent its use by a third party whose product does not conform to the applicable standards.

UPSC Syllabus- Geography & Art & Culture

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