With an objective to promote Geographical Indication (GI)
crafts and heritage of India the Ministry of Textiles is organising Kala Kumbh
– Handicrafts Thematic Exhibition in various parts of the country through the
Office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts). The exhibitions are planned
in various major cities like Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.
Daily Current Affairs Quiz 2020
The GI tag is used on handicrafts which correspond to a
specific geographical location or origin (e.g., a town, region, or country). As
on August 2019, 178 GI handicraft products were registered from all over India.
The artisans are the backbone of Indian handicraft sector and possess inherent
skill, technical and traditional craftsmanship.