Geographical Indication tag sought for Beypore Uru

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Geographical Indication tag sought for Beypore Uru

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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