Tamil Nadu’s Proud – Top’s in Handicrafted GI tagged products but behind in Agricultural
Tamil Nadu has been on top of list in protecting its natural products and industrial skills in Geographical Indication (GI) tagged products since India established the system of protecting such intellectual property (IP) rights in 2003.
What is Geographical Indication (GI) tagged products?
GI tag is a natural and industrial skilled tag on products which has distinctiveness and quality of assurance on the product based on its origin. This not only protects the commercial rights to these assets but also helps the local community to reap their benefits.
GI tagged products should be encouraged and we can see the list of agricultural products in Tamil Nadu is lacking behind the list. Agricultural products should be added more to upcoming GI tagged products to promote farmers. Respective union should be formed to organize Agri products to get nominated for GI tagged products.
Find the list of GI tagged products in Tamil Nadu,
|1||April 2005 - March 2006||Handicraft||Salem fabric||Salem, Tamil Nadu|
|2||Handicraft||Kancheepuram Silk||Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu|
|3||Handicraft||Bhavani Jammukalam||Erode, Tamil Nadu|
|4||Handicraft||Madurai Sungudi||Madurai, Tamil Nadu|
|5||Manufactured||Coimbatore Wet Grinder||Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu|
|6||April 2007 - March 2008||Handicraft||Thanjavur Paints||Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu|
|7||Handicraft||Temple jewelery of Nagercoil||Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu|
|8||Handicraft||Thanjavur Art plate||Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu|
|9||Manufactured||E.I Leather||Tiruchirapalli & Dindigul, Tamil Nadu|
|10||Handicraft||Salem Silk as Salem Venpattu||Salem, Tamil Nadu|
|11||Handicraft||Covai Cora Cotton||Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu|
|12||Handicraft||Arani Silk||Vellore, Tamil Nadu|
|13||April 2008 - March 2009||Handicraft||Swamimalai Bronze icons||Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu|
|14||Agricultural||Eathomozhy Tall Coconut||Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu|
|15||Handicraft||Thanjavur Doll||Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu|
|16||Agricultural||Nilgiri Orthodox logo||Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu|
|17||Agricultural||Virupakshi Hill Banana||Dindigal, Tamil Nadu|
|18||Agricultural||Sirumalai Hill Banana||Dindigal, Tamil Nadu|
|19||April 2012 - March 2013||Agricultural||Madurai Malli||Madurai, Tamil Nadu|
|20||Handicraft||Pattamadai Pai as Pattamadai Mat||Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu|
|21||Handicraft||Nachiarkoil Kuthuvilakku - Nachiarkoil Lamp||Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu|
|22||Handicraft||Chettinad Kottan||Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu|
|23||Handicraft||Toda Embroidery||Ooty, Tamil Nadu|
|24||Handicraft||Thanjavur Veenai||Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu|
|25||April 2015 - March 2016||Handicraft||Thanjavur Art Plate (Logo)||Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu|
|26||Handicraft||Mahabalipuram Stone Sculpture||Mahaballipuram, Tamil Nadu|
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