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Telangana should seek GI tag for more products: Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan

Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan
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Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan

Highlights

  • Says the State needs to be aggressive in applying for geographical indication and intellectual property rights for the region-specific products
  • Virtually inaugurates the Geographical Indications Festival of India and the Virtual Expo of GI products

Hyderabad: Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan has called for the global promotion of unique local products.

At a virtual inauguration of Geographical Indications Festival of India (GIFI) and the Virtual Expo of the GI products, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the Governor said, "We need to explore the global promotion to our products with Geographical Indication at the global level as they are distinct and region-specific and represent our great tradition, art, craft and food.

Intellectual property rights and geographical indications play a vital role in ensuring uniqueness to our products. We need to be aggressive in applying for geographical indications and intellectual property rights for our products."

The Governor stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clarion call to be 'Vocal for Local' would contribute to the rural economy and which in turn would strengthen the country's economy. Referring to Telangana's tally for only 15 GI products, the Governor said that applications should be sent for seeking Geographical Indication for more number of products from the State.

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