Gond painting of Madhya Pradesh gets GI tag

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Gond painting of Madhya Pradesh gets GI tag

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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