GI Registration For Karwatkathi Saree

GI Registration For Karwatkathi Saree

Maharashtra State Handloom Corporation (MSHDC), Nagpur goes for Geographical Indication (GI) registration for Karwatkathi saree and Karwat material to preserve the traditional art and give it a worldwide recognition and increase employment of the weavers.

Maharashtra’s Nagpur and Bhandara districts has craved a niche for itself in the production of Tussar silk is also known for ‘Karwatkathi’ saree and Karwat material. It takes about 7 to 8 day in making one ‘Karwatkathi’ saree.

Taking serious cognizance of it, the corporation submitted the proposal to Geographical Indication Registry Office, Chennai working under union government.

With GI registration, Karwatkathi saree and Kawrat fabric will get global recognition and their demand will increase offering employment opportunities to the weavers, Ujjwal Uke, principal secretary of textiles department, government of Maharashtra and Sanjay Meena, managing director of the MSHDC, said in a press release.

Maharashtra minister for textiles Subash Deshmukh and minister of state for textiles, Arjun Khotkar continuously took follow up of the issue.

Karwatkathi saree received the GI registration and this was declared at a function held at New Delhi recently in presence of textile minister Smriti Irani, development commissioner handloom, and senior officials.

Vijay Nimje, joint managing director MSHDC and Dilip Kumbhare senior executive director (production) received registration certificate for Karwatkathi saree and Kawrat fabric.

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