The 21 cooperative societies and 10 individuals have been recognised as authorised users under the provisions of the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999. An official announcement of this recognition will be made very shortly. The move is bound to give a significant boost to the debt-ridden cooperative societies that churn out the popular Kancheepuram silks, distinct in weave and design, and contribute to the Rs 200-crore silk industry.
Kancheepuram silks is the only GI-tagged product which will have a list of authorised users of the term
Some of the popular products already enjoying GI tags
Darjeeling Tea, Thanjavur Paintings, Mysore Silk, Mysore Sandal Oil and Soap, Palakkadan Matta Rice of Kerala, Goan Feni & Tirupati Laddu