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Uttar Pradesh's 7 Products Receive GI Tags

2023 JUN 30

Preliminary   > Economic Development   >   Indian Economy and Issues   >   GI Tags

Why in news?

  • Geographical Indication Registry has recognised 7 Handicrafts products from Uttar Pradesh with Geographical Indication (GI) Tag.

About the products:

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


Which of the following has/have been accorded ‘Geographical Indication’ status? (2015)

1. Amroha Dholak

2. Rajasthani Daal-Bati-Churma

3. Barabanki Handloom

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3