Governor Unveils 5 Special GI Tag Postal Covers
Hyderabad, Aug.7 (Maxim News): Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan today unveiled five special postal covers printed on the geographical identity tag of Telangana state.
The State of Telangana has rich cultural heritage and is known for its unique traditional arts, handicrafts, traditional foods that has evolved over the centuries. Geographical Indication (GI) has been an important tool to protect these products by way of registration. Geographical Indication of Goods and products share a link between the product and its specific place of origin along with its uniqueness, human skill and artistry involved.
Geographical Indications can offer a comprehensive framework for rural development since they can positively encompass issues of economic competitiveness, stake holder equity, environmental stewardship, and socio-cultural value. Geographical Indication also increases the contribution of handloom and handicrafts to the export earnings.
13 products of Telangana have been bestowed with Geographical Indication status as a distinct form Intellectual Property Rights under WTO.
The Governor released the five postal covers at Raj Bhavan here along with postal department officials. The five postal covers printed in enticing manner include – Hyderabad Haleem, Narayanapet handloom clothes, Siddipet Gollabhama Sarees, Warangal Dharis and Nirmal Furniture. These are famous in their own nature and people and societies like them very much.
The Governor greeted the postal officials for giving special recognition to the already famous things in Telangana state. (Maxim News)