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GI tag for Jharkhand’s Sohrai Khovar painting and Telangana’s Telia Rumal 

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  • May 13, 2020
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GI tag for Jharkhand’s Sohrai Khovar painting and Telangana’s Telia Rumal 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Intellectual Property Rights

In News:

  • Jharkhand’s Sohrai Khovar painting and Telangana’s Telia Rumal were given the GI tag recently by Geographical Indications Registry. 

Important value additions:

Sohrai Khovar 

  • It is a traditional and ritualistic mural art. 
  • It is practised by local tribal women during local harvest and marriage seasons. 
  • Local, naturally available soils of different colours are used. 
  • It is mainly practiced in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand

Image source: Sohrai Khovar 

Telia Rumal 

  • This cloth involves intricate handmade work with cotton loom displaying a variety of designs and motifs in three particular colours — red, black and white. 

Image source: Telia Rumal 

Geographical Indication (GI) tag 

  • It is an indication which is definite to a geographical territory.
  • It is used for agricultural, natural and manufactured goods.
  • The goods need to be produced or processed or prepared in that region. 
  • The product must have a special quality or reputation.
  • The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 provides registration and also protection of GI goods in India.
  • The Geographical Indications Registry for India is located in Chennai.
  • A registered GI tag prohibits a third party to use such products. 
  • GI is a collective intellectual property right and is thus owned by all the producers within the defined GI territory. 
  • Patents and trademarks are owned by an individual or a business entity.

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