Gond painting of Madhya Pradesh gets GI tag
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Gond paintings from Madhya Pradesh have bagged the Geographical Indication (GI) tag, a recognition that protects and acknowledges the work of tribal artists.
An Overview of the News
- Patangarh village in Dindori district is home to many Gond artists, one in every household whose artwork is popular in the state and recognized internationally.
- Narbadia Armo, a physically challenged tribal woman from Khannat village, makes mouth paintings and acts as a role model for women who feel helpless.
- With the GI tag, Narbadiya Armo's paintings will get recognition, a unique identity and a fair price for her artwork.
What is GI Tag?
- A Geographical Indication (GI) is a name or sign given to products coming from a specific geographical location.
- GIs certify that products have been made using traditional methods or have specific qualities due to their origin.
- GI is used for food, handicrafts and industrial products.
- GI tag ensures that only authorised users can use the name of the product.
Who grants and regulates Geographical Indications?
- Geographical Indications (GI) are a type of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) recognized and protected under the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.
- The World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) provides a framework for the protection of GIs at the international level.
- In India, the registration and protection of GI is governed by the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999, which came into effect in September 2003.
- The first product in India to receive the GI tag was Darjeeling tea, which was given the GI tag in the year 2004-05.
About Madhya Pradesh
- It is the second largest state of India by area after Rajasthan.
- Forests occupy 25.14 percent of its area.
- Governor - Mangubhai Patel
- Chief Minister - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
- Capital - Bhopal
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