A record 60 traditional products from across India granted GI tags.

Syllabus: GS-III; Subject: Science & Technology; Topic: Intellectual Property Rights, Issue: GI Tags.

Context: Over 60 Indian products gain GI tags at once.

Products PProducts:

  1. Products that have received the GI tag include the famous Banaras Thandai.
  2. The crafts from Assam include Asharikandi terracotta craft, Pani Meteka craft, Sarthebari metal craft, Jaapi (bamboo headgear of rural Assam), Mishing handloom products, and the Bihu dhol.

Prelims Connect (Terminology in News)

 Geographical Indication (GI)

ü  Signifies a product’s unique qualities linked to its geographical origin.

ü  Provides legal protection against unauthorized use, misuse, or imitation.

ü  Grants the exclusive right to use the GI tag for specified goods or products.

ü  Applicable to various products like agricultural goods, foodstuffs, wines, handicrafts, etc.

ü  The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 provides legal framework for GI registration and protection in India.Top of Form


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