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What is GI Tag UPSC NOTE

 


  • A geographical indication (GI) tag is a name or sign used on certain products that correspond to a specific geographical location or origin.

  • For example, Darjeeling Tea, Kanchipuram Silk, etc.

  • The GI tag ensures that only the authorised users or those residing in the geographical territory are allowed to use the popular product name.

  • It also protects the product from being copied or imitated by others.

  • A registered GI is valid for 10 years.

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Legal Framework and Obligations:

  • The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 seeks to provide for the registration and better protection of geographical indications relating to goods in India.

  • It is governed and directed by the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

  • Furthermore, the significance of protecting industrial property and geographical indications as integral components of intellectual property is acknowledged and emphasised in Articles 1(2) and 10 of the Paris Convention.

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Seven Products from Uttar Pradesh have Received the GI Tag

Amroha Dholak: A Musical Marvel

  • The Amroha Dholak is a musical instrument crafted from natural wood.

  • Preferred wood choices include mango, jackfruit, and teakwood.

  • Animal skin, usually goatskin, is meticulously fitted to create the drum's surface.

Baghpat Home Furnishings:

  • Baghpat and Meerut are renowned for their exclusive handloom home furnishing products.

  • The weaving process involves cotton yarn and is predominantly done on frame looms.

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Barabanki Handloom Product:

  • Barabanki and its surrounding areas are home to around 50,000 weavers and 20,000 looms.

  • The annual turnover of the Barabanki cluster is estimated to be ₹150 crore.

Kalpi Handmade Paper:

  • Kalpi is recognized for handmade paper manufacturing.

  • Munnalal 'Khaddari,' a Gandhian, introduced the craft in the 1940s, although its roots in Kalpi's history may extend further.

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Mahoba Gaura Patthar Hastashlip:

  • Mahoba Gaura Patthar Hastashlip represents the unique stone craft of Mahoba.

  • The stone used, scientifically known as the 'Pyro Flight Stone,' is a soft and radiant white-coloured stone predominantly found in the region.

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Mainpuri Tarkashi:

  • Mainpuri Tarkashi is a popular art form characterised by brass wire inlay work on wood.

  • Traditionally used for khadaous (wooden sandals), Mainpuri Tarkashi has been a household necessity.

  • Leather alternatives were sought due to cultural considerations regarding cleanliness. 

Sambhal Horn Craft:

  • Sambhal Horn Craft utilises raw materials procured from deceased animals and this craft form is entirely handmade.




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