Chamba, April 18
On the initiative of the district administration, the Himachal Pradesh Patent Information Centre, Shimla, has completed the process for the inclusion of traditional valuable potential product of Chamba metal crafts in the list of GI tag (Geographical Indications tag).
After getting the GI tag for metal crafts, the aspirational Chamba district will get another valuable achievement strengthening the socio economic condition of the craftspersons who earn their livelihood in this avocation
Deputy Commissioner DC Rana said that after completing all departmental formalities to include metal crafts of Chamba on the list of GI tag under the GI Act, 1999, the matter had been referred to the Registrar of GI tag, Chennai, by HIMCOSTE in collaboration with the Chamba Metal Craft Society.
The district administration has started a project called “Chambyal”. Various art and craft societies have been registered by the administration to give practical shape to the project.
‘Chamba Thal’ has got a special recognition internationally among the metal craft products of the district. This unique metal craft work of the district has been presented as a memento to the VIPs.
Apart from this, the famous sculptures in Chamba’s traditional metal crafts artefacts, various musical instruments, gifts and mementos are also largely famous.