Maharashtra State Handloom Corporation (MSHDC), Nagpur goes for Geographical Indication (GI) registration for Karwatkathi saree and Karwat material in order to preserve the traditional art and give it a worldwide recognition and increase employment of the weavers.
Nagpur and Bhandara districts has craved a niche for itself in the production of Tussar silk is also known forâ€˜Karwatkathiâ€™ saree and Karwat material. It takes about 7 to 8 day in making one â€˜Karwatkathiâ€™ saree.
Taking serious cognizance of it, Maharashtra State Handloom Corporation, Nagpur submitted the proposal to Geographical Indication Registry Office, Chennai working under Government of India.
With GI registration, Karwatkathi saree and Kawrat fabric will get global recognition and their demand will increase offering employment opportunities to the weavers, said, Ujjwal Uke, Principal Secretary of Textiles Department, Government of Maharashtra and Sanjay Meena, Managing Director of the MSHDC,informs a press release.
Subash Deshmukh, Maharashtra Minister for Textiles and Arjun Khotkar, Minister of State Textiles continuously took follow up of the issue.
Karwatkathi saree received the GI registration. This was declared at the recently held function at New Delhi. Present were Smruti Irani, UnionTextile Minister, 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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