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16-November -2023

1. More than 200 unique Geographical Indications (GIs) products exhibited in Geographical Indication (GI) Pavilion in the India International Trade Fair.

Topic: GS3 – Geographical Indication

Context:

  • The Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, is hosting the largest Geographical Indication (GI) Pavilion at the India International Trade Fair in Pragati Maidan from November 14 to 27, 2023.
  • Over 600 artisans from 28 States and Union Territories are actively participating in the GI Pavilion.
  • Padma Shri and National awardees are conducting live demonstrations and portrayals of traditional artworks, including Gond Painting, Warli Painting, Pithora Painting, Shamphee Lanphee, Sandur Lambani Embroidery, and Odisha Pattachitra.

What is Geographical Indication Tag?

  • Legal Protection: Provides legal protection to products with unique qualities and characteristics associated with a specific geographical location.
  • Origin Identification: Indicates that a product possesses qualities, reputation, or characteristics unique to a particular place of origin.
  • Cultural Significance: Reflects the traditional methods, skills, and culture of the specific region in which the product is produced.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensures that products with the GI tag meet specific standards and adhere to traditional production methods.
  • Consumer Confidence: Builds trust among consumers regarding the authenticity and quality of the product.
  • Economic Value: Enhances the market value of products by associating them with a specific geographical origin.
  • Diverse Applications: Applies to a range of products, including agricultural, food, handicrafts, and industrial items.
  • Prevents Misuse: Guards against the unauthorized use of the geographical indication, protecting the interests of producers and consumers.

Source: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1977215

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