UP holds 2nd position in GI tagged products
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After getting GI tag for three more One District One Product (ODOP) crafts, Uttar Pradesh has now come second in the country in terms of maximum number of items with Geographical Indication tag.
An overview of the news
The ODOP crafts which have got GI tag include Mainpuri Tarkashi, Mahoba Gaura Stone Craft and Sambhal Horn Craft.
Tamil Nadu leads with 55 GI-tags, followed by UP and Karnataka with 48 and 46 GI products, respectively.
However, UP ranks first in terms of GI-tagged handicrafts, with 36 crafts to its credit.
With this achievement, UP has overtaken Karnataka to become the second state with the highest number of GI-tags in the country.
Handicrafts in UP also have the highest number of GI tags.
About GI Tag
It is the short form of Geographical Indication and it is a unique identification of any region, town or state.
The tag is given in the name of certain products or signs that symbolise the uniqueness of that particular region.
When a GI tag is given to a particular product, it certifies that the product is made by traditional methods, has special qualities.
The Geographical Indication came into force on 15 September 2003.
Darjeeling tea was given the first GI tag in India in 2004–2005.
GI tag is given to products related to agriculture, handicrafts, food items, spirit drinks and industrial products.
The rules and regulations of the GI tag are governed by the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights at the international level.
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