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Arunachal Pradesh Gets 18 GI Tags Covering Food, Textiles & Handicrafts

Updated: Feb 29, 2024 04:35:23pm

Arunachal Pradesh Gets 18 GI Tags Covering Food, Textiles & Handicrafts

Itanagar, Feb 29 (KNN) Arunachal Pradesh witnessed a historic moment as 18 indigenous products from the state received Geographical Indication (GI) certificates.

These certificates were bestowed upon the products during the inauguration session of the State Folk Music and Dance Festival, highlighting their significance as representatives of the region's rich cultural heritage and traditional craftsmanship, reported ET.

Supported by the NABARD-Arunachal Pradesh Regional Office, these GI-certified products symbolise the dedication and talent of local communities.

Among the honoured items are Khaw Tai (Khamti Rice), Apatani Textile, Yak Churpi, Tangsa Textile, Monpa Textile, Adi Kekir (Ginger), Handmade Carpet, Monpa Handmade Paper, Nyishi Textile Products, Wancho Wooden Craft, Adi Textile, Galo Textile, Singpho Phalap (Singpho Tea), Adi Apong, Arunachal Pradesh Dao (Sword), Annyat Millet, Marua Apo (Marua Millet Beverage) and Khamti Handloom Textile.

At the event, Damodar Mishra, General Manager of NABARD, commended all applicants and pledged ongoing support for future GI initiatives. He stressed NABARD's dedication to post-GI activities, aiming to enhance income generation and livelihoods.

Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein praised NABARD's initiative, underscoring its crucial role in rural development. He welcomed festival attendees, emphasising the diverse cultural festivities of Arunachal Pradesh.

The State Folk Music and Dance Festival will showcase performances by 18 indigenous folk musical dance groups and 5 folk musical bands over two days. Subsequently, three selected teams will represent Arunachal Pradesh at the Bharat Lok Sangeet – Arunachal Utsav 2024 on March 2 and 3, 2024.

(KNN Bureau)


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