Itanagar: The Arunachal NGOs and Entrepreneurs Forum (ANGOEF) have urged the State Government to patent the unique traditional tribal dress designs of Arunachal Pradesh. Members of the forum met Chief Minister Pema Khandu here and submitted a memorandum stressing the need for patenting the tribal dress designs to safeguard the interests of the locals involved in the sector. The group, which comprised members of reputed NGOs and entrepreneurs, urged the Chief Minister to pass a bill in the assembly to prohibit outsiders from trading in local handloom and handicraft products. "To safeguard our local weavers, artisans and entrepreneurs, particularly those working on traditional designs on handloom and handicrafts sector, the government of Arunachal Pradesh should pass a bill to ban traders from outside the state in trading such items," the memorandum said.
Arunachal NGOs and Entrepreneurs Forum raises demand to patent tribal dress designs