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Over 60 products from across India earn GI tags

Why is it in the news?

  • Over 60 products from various regions of India have been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag, marking a significant milestone in the protection of traditional and historic products.
  • This is the first time such a large number of GI tags have been awarded simultaneously, highlighting the increasing recognition and importance of preserving India’s cultural heritage.

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  • Among the products receiving the GI tag are traditional crafts from Assam, including Asharikandi terracotta craft, Pani Meteka craft, Sarthebari metal craft, Jaapi (bamboo headgear), Mishing handloom products, and the Bihu dhol.
  • Thirteen other products from Assam, such as the Bodo Dokhona (traditional attire), Bodo Eri silk, Bodo Jwmgra (scarf), and Bodo Gamsa (traditional dress for men), have also been granted GI tags.
  • The famous Banaras Thandai, a traditional drink made with milk, nuts, seeds, and spices, has also received the GI tag, along with other products like Banaras Tabla, Banaras Shehnai, Banaras Lal Bharwamirch, and Banaras Lal Peda.
  • Tripura secured two GI tags for Pachra-Rignai (traditional dress) and Matabari Peda (sweet preparation), while Meghalaya earned recognition for Garo Textile weaving, Lyrnai Pottery, and Chubitchi.
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The GI tag is awarded to products with specific geographical origins and unique characteristics related to their location, ensuring their authenticity and promoting local economies.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 With over 635 products in India now holding the GI tag, efforts to protect and preserve the country’s rich cultural and culinary heritage continue to gain momentum.


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