UP Now Holds 2nd Position In GI Tagged Products

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  • Uttar Pradesh now holds second position in the country in terms of having the maximum number of Geographical Indication-tagged goods after receiving GI tags for three more ODOP crafts.
  • The ODOP crafts that have received GI tags include Mainpuri tarkashi, Mahoba Gaura stone craft, and Sambhal horn craft.
  • While Tamil Nadu leads with 55 GI-tagged goods, UP and Karnataka follow with 48 and 46 GI products, respectively.
  • However, UP is first in terms of GI-tagged handicrafts with 36 crafts to its credit. With this feat, UP, beating Karnataka, has become the second state with maximum GI-tagged goods in the country.
  • UP also has the maximum number of GI tags in handicrafts in the country.
  • According to him, of the 48 GI goods of UP, 36 products belong to the handicraft category.
  • In Varanasi region alone, 18 GI-tagged goods out of 23 belong to the handicraft category.

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