Bengal’s sweet is rosogolla, says Odisha as it pursues GI status for Odia rasagola

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Odisha is in the process of obtaining the GI for Odishara Rasagola, which dates back to more than 800 years, officials say.

INDIA Updated: Nov 15, 2017 07:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
On a day the West Bengal government celebrated GI status for rosogolla, the Odisha government did not contest the claim but asserted it was in the process of getting the same validation for the original Odia avatar of the sweet — rasagola.

On Tuesday, the Geographical Indications (GI) registry announced that the rosogolla originated in Bengal, and not in Odisha.

“It has come to our notice that Banglar Rosogolla has been registered with GI on an application filed by the government of West Bengal. This only provides GI tag to the Banglar Rosogolla specific to West Bengal,” said LN Gupta, additional chief secretary of Odisha’s micro, small and medium enterprises department. “Odisha is in the process of obtaining the GI for Odishara Rasagola, which dates back to more than 800 years,” added Gupta.

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