Geographical Indication Registry(Chennai, Tamil Nadu-TN) under the Department of Industry Promotion and Internal Trade(DIPIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry(MoCI), has recognised 7 Handicrafts products from Uttar Pradesh with Geographical Indication (GI) Tag.
The 7 products are
- Amroha Dholak.
- Kalpi Handmade Paper.
- Baghpat Home Furnishings.
- Barabanki Handloom Product.
- Mahoba Gaura Patthar Hastashlip.
- Mainpuri Tarkashi.
- Sambhal Horn Craft.
Baghpat home furnishing, Amroha dholak, Kalpi handmade paper and Barabanki handloom received the GI certification on 14th June 2023 while Mahoba Gaura Patthar Hastashlip, Mainpuri Tarkashi, and Sambhal Horn Craft received the certification on 1st May 2023.
- With the addition of these 7 new products, the total number of GI certified products of UP has increased to 52.
- UP tops the list of state with highest number of GI-tagged handicrafts. Out of the 52 products to its credit 40 are crafts goods. Varanasi has a total of 23 GI products of which 18 belongs to handicraft products.
- These products are covered under ‘One District One Product’ (ODOP) scheme which aims for balanced regional development across all districts across India.
- Tamil Nadu tops (overall) with 55 GI-tagged goods, followed by UP at the 2nd spot with 52 GI products.
Amroha Dholak is a musical instrument made of natural wood (maily from the wood of Mango, jackfruit and teakwood)
Amroha houses around 300 small units producing Dholak, a wood-based drum instruments.
- The application for the Amroha Dholak was filed by Artisans Welfare Society, Mohalla – Danishmandan, Amroha, UP.
Kalpi Handmade Paper:
Kalpi handmade paper is the first to get the GI tag in the handmade paper category.
The craft was introduced by Munnalal ‘Khaddari’, a Gandhian, formally introduced the craft here in the 1940s,
- The application for Kalpi handmade paper was filed by Hasht Nirmit Kagaj Samiti, Industrial Estate, Kalpi, UP.
Baghpat Home Furnishings:
Baghpat, known for its Home Furnishing works, supplies products like bed sheets, mattresses, towels, pillows and other products across India.
- The application for Baghpat Home Furnishings was filed by the Directorate of Handloom and Textile Industries, Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Master Weavers Cooperative Society Limited.
Barabanki Handloom Product:
Barabanki and adjoining region houses around 50,000 weavers and 20,000 looms and the annual turnover of these clusters is estimated to be around Rs 150 crores.
- The application for Barabanki Handloom Product was filed by the Directorate of Handloom and Textile Industries, Government of UP, along with Bhartiya Bunkar Sahkari Samiti Limited.
Mahoba Gaura Patthar Hastashlip:
Mahoba Gaura Patthar Hastashlip is a stone craft which uses a unique and soft stone with scientific name, the ‘Pyro Flight Stone’, a radiant white-coloured stone that is predominantly found in this region.
- The application for Mahoba Gaura Patthar Hastashlip was filed by Gaura Udyog Audyogik Utpadan Sahkari Samiti Limited.
Tarkashi, an art form which is primarily a brass wire inlay work on wood, popular in the Mainpuri district of UP.
This is maily used for khadaous, which means wooden sandals.
- The application for Mainpuri Tarkashi was filed by Tarkashi Hastshilp Sahkari Samiti.
Sambhal Horn Craft.
Sambhal Horn Craft is a horn-bone handicraft products made in Sambhal region. The raw material used for making these craft items is procured from dead animals.
- The application for Sambhal Horn Craft was filed by the Handicrafts Welfare Association.
Recent Related News:
The Government of India (GoI) has given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to 33 new products from different states, including Bihar (1), Uttar Pradesh (10), Madhya Pradesh (1), Chhattisgarh (1), and Tamil Nadu (11), as well as the Union Territories (UT) of Ladakh (1) and Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) (8).
The total number of GI Tags in India has risen to 465.
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