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Textiles Ministry to conduct one-day workshop in Indore
Dec '12
The Textiles Committee under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, will hold a one-day workshop on December 24 at Indore in Madhya Pradesh.
The workshop will be on ‘Post GI Initiatives for Brand Promotion through Market Linkage and Containment of Infringement of Selected Craft Indications of Madhya Pradesh."
Block prints of Bagh, one of the three products of Madhya Pradesh which has been registered under the Geographical Indications (GI) Act 1999, will be the focus area of the workshop.
The other two products to get GI accreditation are leather toys of Indore and bell metal of Tikamgarh.
The workshop is being organized under a project titled "Facilitating inclusion of Stakeholders in the process of GI Registration for Selected 21 Craft Indications of India", which aims to include the artisans of the selected crafts under GI in the part ‘B’ as authorized users under the GI Act 1999.
The project is jointly implemented by the Textiles Committee and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
In addition to the officers of the Central and state governments, representatives of cooperative societies, research institutions, developmental organizations, manufacturing and trading associations and civil society organizations are expected to attend the workshop.

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