Two Uttar Pradesh Textile Products Bag GI Tag
Home furnishings from Baghpat and handlooms of Barabanki, both located in Uttar Pradesh have received the Geographical Indication (GI) tags
GI tag is a sign used on the products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or reputation that are due to that origin.
These GI tags not only protect the authenticity of these crafts but also contribute to the local economy.
“The application for Baghpat Home Furnishings was filed by the Directorate of Handloom and Textile Industries, Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Master Weavers Cooperative Society Limited,” the Hindu reported.
Baghpat is famous for its exclusive handloom home furnishing products and running fabrics since generations and only cotton yarn are used in the handloom weaving process.
Baghpat is also famous for weaving on the frame loom instead of the pit loom.
The application for Barabanki Handlooms was filed by the Directorate of Handloom and Textile Industries, Government of Uttar Pradesh, along with Bhartiya Bunkar Sahkari Samiti Limited.
There are around 50,000 weavers and 20,000 looms at Barabanki and adjoining areas and the annual turnover of the Barabanki cluster is projected to be ₹150 crore.