7 Apr 2023

Madhya Pradesh: What Is So Special About Stone Craft Of Jabalpur Bhedaghat That Has Been Awarded GI Tag


Jabalpur: Handicraft products of Madhya Pradesh have created a new history. Gond painting of Dindori, carpets of Gwalior, batik print of Ujjain, stone craft of Jabalpur Bhedaghat, Sari of Waraseoni of Balaghat and Sunderja-mango of Rewa have been provided G.I. tags.


This is the first time that so many products of the state have been given GI tag simultaneously. Along with this, the number of GI tagged products has increased to 19 in the state.

Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Khadi Village Industries Board and Chief Executive Officer, Sant Ravidas Handicrafts Development Corporation, Anubha Srivastava told that G.I. Tag (Geographical Indications Tag) is a type of level, in which a product is given a special geographical identity, which is given by the Union Ministry of Commerce.


What is so unique about these products that they have been awarded GI tags?  A GI is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place.


The picturesque town of Bhedaghat in Jabalpur district is popular with tourists for its foggy Dhuandhar fall and gigantic marble rocks.

Marble and stone moulding is a full-fledged business

Another thing that equally charms the tourists from across the world is the amazing craft of marble sculpting that this place has to offer. Marble and stone moulding is a full-fledged business here.
The carvers shape the incredible white marble into intricate deities and other unusual sculptures. Stones found in the bed of Narmada provide occupation to many sculptors and their families.

Visitors can easily get souvenirs from the rows of stalls selling carved artefacts such as the statues of Shiva and Ganesha including other exquisite attractive items. While walking along the shopping streets and ghats, one can witness carvers at work, busy making the masterpieces.

Those on a visit to Jabalpur, do not forget to visit the Bhadaghat's dhuandhar fall, marble rocks and shop marble handicrafts for their family and friends.

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