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UP Govt to set up board for promoting GI products

Jul 21, 2021
UP Govt to set up board for promoting GI products

Lucknow, UP

The board would be set up under the chief secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari to promote export of the products through branding and marketing.

The main function of the proposed board would be to chalk out strategy for development of GI products and issue necessary guidelines for the execution of the same. Geographical Indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possesses qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. The products include handicrafts, wooden toys, stone carving, textile, and handloom products. The board will also develop a mechanism to identify new potential products for GI registration, their documentation, setting up producers’ groups, and quality control of current GI products.


The proposed board will have a maximum of three representatives on a rotation basis from various fields like industries and internal trade, MSME and export promotion, agriculture, horticulture and food processing, handicraft, textile, directorate of industries, export promotion bureau, foreign trade, GI Registry (Chennai), textile committee (Mumbai) and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).


The CS directed officials to complete the ongoing work with regards to developing a mechanism for bar-coding of GI products by the end of current month.

Source: The Hindustan Times

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