Friday, 21 July 2017

Geographical Indications tagging of Handicraft and Handloom products

Government has started Geographical Indications (GI) tagging of handicraft and handlooms for the benefit of weavers and artisans. A total of 149 crafts have been registered under Geographical Indication Act. Marketing & Service Extension Centres provide support to artisans and weavers for registration of their crafts under GI. The Government has launched a Toll Free helpline number 18002084800 for handicraft artisans on 5th May 2017. The services are available seven days a week, from 10 AM to 6 PM, in seven languages. 

The above information was given by the Minister of State, Textiles, Shri Ajay Tamta today (July 20, 2017)
, in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question. 


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