Geographical Indication tag sought for Beypore Uru
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The District Tourism Promotion Council, Kozhikode, Kerala has applied for a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the famous Beypore Uru (boat).
About Beypore Uru
It is a wooden ship/sailing boat handcrafted by skilled artisans and carpenters in Beypore, Kerala.
These boats are made purely from premium wood without using any modern technology.
Each Uru takes 1-4 years to make and the entire process is done manually.
It is a symbol of Kerala's trade relations and friendship with the Gulf countries.
The Beypore area has been a maritime hub for traders from around the world since the 1st century and the coveted Uru ships have been in high demand for almost 2000 years.
Many communities are traditionally associated with Uru-making. Prominent among these are the Odais.
Name of some items recently given Geographical Indication (GI) tag
Gamosa from Assam, Tandoor Redgram from Telangana, Raktse Carpo Apricot from Ladakh, Alibaug White Onion from Maharashtra etc. have been given GI tag.
With this, the total number of GI tags in India has gone up to 432.
Top 5 states with maximum GI tags - Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala.
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