Karuppur kalamkari paintings, Kallakurichi wood carvings get geographical indication (GI) tags

What is the News? Karuppur kalamkari paintings and the Kallakurichi wood carvings have received geographical indication (GI) tags. What are Karuppur kalamkari paintings? Karuppur Kalamkari paintings are done in Karuppur and its surrounding villages in Tamil Nadu. Purpose: The paintings are done on pure cotton cloth and are predominantly used in temples for umbrella covers,… Continue reading Karuppur kalamkari paintings, Kallakurichi wood carvings get geographical indication (GI) tags

Growing locally: On significance of GI tags

Synopsis: Geographical Indications tag is an opportunity for India to redefine the future of work using automation, technology and artificial intelligence while simultaneously enhancing and adorning the country’s talented local work force. Introduction India’s global brand recall and attributes of multi-cultural ethos, authenticity, and ethnic diversity are reason for increasing the country’s potential. One channel… Continue reading Growing locally: On significance of GI tags

Naga Cucumber from Nagaland gets GI tag

What is the News? Nagaland’s “sweet cucumber” was awarded a geographical identification (GI) tag as an agricultural product under provisions of The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999. About Naga Cucumber Cucumber is one of the most important crops in the Northeast region. Nagaland ranks as the 5th in area and 3rd… Continue reading Naga Cucumber from Nagaland gets GI tag

Assam’s rice wine Judima gets GI tag

What is the News? Judima has been awarded the geographical indication (GI) tag. What is Judima? Judima is a rice wine made from sticky rice (glutinous rice called Bora) which is steamed and mixed with traditional herbs called Thembra (Acacia pennata). The wine is a speciality of the Dimasa tribe of the state (Assam) and… Continue reading Assam’s rice wine Judima gets GI tag

The town of Wooden toys

What is the news? Recently, a Welfare Association of wooden toymakers named Ambasamudram Bharani Mara Varna Kadasal Artisans has applied for the Geographical Indications tag for  Choppu Samaan. What is Choppu Samaan? It is a traditional toy for kids. It is a kitchen set that is made up of fine wood with polished edges. Furthermore, it… Continue reading The town of Wooden toys

GI tag for Thanjavur Netti and Arumbavur Wood carving

News:Geographical Indication Registry of India has accorded Geographical Indication(GI) tag to Thanjavur Netti and Arumbavur Wood carving from Tamil Nadu. Facts: Thanjavur Netti: Thanjavur Netti Works (Thanjavur Pith Work) is made from Netti (pith) from a marshy plant called as Aeschynomene Aspera.  This is a traditional art form and has been transferred from one generation… Continue reading GI tag for Thanjavur Netti and Arumbavur Wood carving

KALA KUMBH – Handicrafts Exhibitions for promotion of GI Crafts

News:The Ministry of Textiles is organising the Kala Kumbh – Handicrafts Thematic Exhibition in various parts of the country. Facts: About Kala Kumbh: It is an exhibition to promote GI (Geographical Indication) crafts and heritage of India.  It is being organized through the Office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) under the Ministry of Textiles. It is… Continue reading KALA KUMBH – Handicrafts Exhibitions for promotion of GI Crafts

T.N.’s Dindigul lock and Kandangi saree get GI tag

Dindigul lock and Kandangi saree from Tamil Nadu have been given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. Dindigul locks are made in an area of 5 km in and around Dindigul in Tamil Nadu. The lock is world famous for their superior quality and durability, and the Dindigul city is often referred to as the “Lock… Continue reading T.N.’s Dindigul lock and Kandangi saree get GI tag

Tirur Vettila obtains GI tag

Geographical Indication Registry of India has accorded Geographical Indication(GI) tag to Tirur Vettila. Tirur Vettila is a betel leaf.It is produced in Tirur and nearby areas of Malappuram district,Kerala. Tirur Vettila is unique for its significantly high content of total chlorophyll and protein in fresh leaves.The leaf also has several medicinal properties. Eugenol is the… Continue reading Tirur Vettila obtains GI tag

Panchamirtham of Palani temple gets GI tag

Palani panchamirtham has been granted GI Tag. It is served as prasadam at the Murugan temple, Palani, Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu. The panchamirtham is a combination of five natural substances — banana, jaggery, cow ghee, honey and cardamom. Dates and diamond sugar candies are added for flavour. It is served in a semi-solid state. Not… Continue reading Panchamirtham of Palani temple gets GI tag