Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Post GI, Banaras brocade & Bhadohi carpets catch global eyeballs
Post GI, Banaras brocade & Bhadohi carpets catch global eyeballs
29
Mar '11
Government of India jointly with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Chennai-based office of the Geographical Indications Registry, held a seminar cum workshop to create awareness regarding the geographical indications (GI) and certified GI users in Varanasi recently.

Deputy Registrar of Trade Mark and GI, G L Verma, while speaking at the seminar, accentuated different provisions of the GI Act and added that, products like Bhadohi's Handmade Carpet and Banaras' Brocade and Sari would shortly scale new heighst in the global markets with GI registration.

The products, he said, with their quality assurance would not only compete in the international market and bring in valued foreign exchange to country's economy, but would also serve as a source of employment for several thousand artisans and weavers. The GI labelling of these products presents the local community with exclusive rights in adherence to the provisions of Part B of GI registration.

Indra Mohan Dubey, Joint Director (Industry) while addressing the participants said that, certification of the Banaras brocade and sari and Bhadohi's handmade carpets with GI mark would benefit around three million people in the region. He further said that, the government was taking active steps to earn GI certification for more and more handicraft products and that; a special campaign would also be organized to register the authorised users of these items.

Abdul Hadi, General Secretary of All India Carpet Manufacturers Association (AICMA) said that, post registration under the GI Act, there has been a rise in the purchase orders for hand-woven carpets from foreign countries. But then, the industry is facing difficulties due to the dearth of skilled labour, and in view of this they have sought a special package for the GI certified products.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: European Commission/European Union

Textiles | On 26th May 2018

EU set to negotiate FTAs with Australia & New Zealand

The European Union is all set to begin negotiations for free trade...

US bans import of cotton goods from Turkmenistan

Textiles | On 26th May 2018

US bans import of cotton goods from Turkmenistan

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a Withhold...

FPCCI prepares report on Pakistan's export issues

Textiles | On 26th May 2018

FPCCI prepares report on Pakistan's export issues

Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)’s...

Interviews View All

Mohammad Mamun Ar Rashid
UL VS Bangladesh Ltd

Productivity, creativity and innovation play a vital role in the growth of ...

Headhonchos
Textiles & allied industry

Textiles industry is always in the forefront in accepting latest technology

Top executives
Textile industry

Defining MSMEs on the basis of turnover makes it simpler to do business

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Paolo Crespi

For.Tex is an Italy-based leading producer of dyes and thickeners, and is...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


May 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search