Rasgulla belongs to West Bengal, not Odisha

14 November, 2017, 15:56 | Author: Valerie Burke
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The eastern state, known for its saccharine laden delicacies, West Bengal has once again proved that they are the king of candies by winning the Geographical Identification (GI) battle over one of India's signature candies rosogolla. Odisha made a claim on September 19 when West Bengal filed an application for the GI tag.

The GI registry - a wing of India's Intellectual Property Office - is a patent name, logo and signage assigned to brand certain products with the designation of a specific geographical location that is its place of origin.

The use of a geographical indication may act as a certification that the product possesses certain qualities, is made according to traditional methods, or enjoys a certain reputation, due to its geographical origin.

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee confirmed this "sweet news" following Tuesday's update. He was trying to come up with a new sweet for a number of years before he came up with it.

Chef Bibhuti Bhushan Panigrahi - an Odia by birth - had explained to International Business Times, India, that the sweetmeat was called Kheermohan when it was presented as an offering at the Jagannath Temple in Puri for centuries. We are all so happy.

Kolkata: The two and a half years of bitter tussle ended on a sweet note for West Bengal.

The Geographical Identification authorities ruled out today that it is Bengal where the popular rosogolla originated. Abdur Rezzak Mollah, Food Processing Minister stated "Earlier we had fought a similar battle with other states over the GI of Joynogorer Mowa".

Earlier candies like Sitabhog and Mihidana of Burdwan along with Mowa from Joynagar were accorded the GI tag from Bengal. Now the day of celebration for West Bengal is here after the win over rosogolla origin.



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