India Post has issued a set of five stamps and a miniature sheet on Geographical Indications (GI) on 7th August 2018. The stamps were released in Jaipur on the occasion of National Handloom Day. Stamps depict

1.Baluchari Saree

2.Bhagalpur Silk

3.Kashmir Pashmina

4.Pochampally Ikat

5.Tangaliya Shawl

A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place. In addition, the qualities, characteristics or reputation of the product should be essentially due to the place of origin. Since the qualities depend on the geographical place of production, there is a clear link between the product and its original place of production. The GI tag ensures that none other than those registered as authorised users (or at least those residing inside the geographic territory) are allowed to use the popular product name.  Darjeeling Tea became the first GI tagged   product in India, in 2004-05, since then by May 2017, 295 had been added to the list.

Print Quantity-

Stamps 606000 each

Miniature Sheet-110950

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