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Rosgulla gets GI status and it goes to Bengal

Rosgulla gets GI status and it goes to Bengal

Sanjay Bhattacharya, deputy controller of patents and designs Kolkata said, "The issue has been settled under the GI Act that authenticates a product relating to either a geographical location or community".

After khichdi rose to its short moment of fame, news broke today that the battle of origin over the iconic rosogulla sweet has concluded in West Bengal's favour. He was trying to come up with a new sweet for a number of years before he came up with it , As Reported By Hindustan Times.

The GI Registry named it as "Banglar Rasagolla" as sought by the West Bengal Government. The Mowa is a winter delicacy made of puffed rice and date-palm jaggery with origins in Joynagar, West Bengal. This means Odisha may continue to lay historical claim to its own form of Rasagola or Kheermohan. The state too applied for a GI tag for the sweet.

Odisha's MSME Minister Prafulla Samal said the state government would urge officials of Chennai-based GI Registrar to visit Odisha for verification of the origin of rasagolla. However, both Indian states, Odisha and Bengal variously claimed that the origination of this sweet dish.

State Food Processing Minister Abdur Rezzak Mollah expressed his "happiness and relief" and recalled the state had earlier secured the GI tag for "Joynagarer Moa", a mouth-watering winter snack made of puffed rice and palm jaggery.

However, Odisha had claimed that 600 years ago they had Rosgulla. Based on this, Odisha had initiated its own GI claim past year on "Pahala Rasgulla", in reference to a small highway-stop village between Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack, named Pahala with end-to-end sweet shops along a long stretch, which produce Odisha's variant of Rasgullas. GI is a tag which recognises a state as the origin of a product.

Now the day of celebration for West Bengal is here after the win over rosogolla origin. We are all so happy.

Following this, the West Bengal government chose to fight this claim legally by providing evidence that the dessert was, in fact, created by noted sweet-maker Nabin Chandra Das in 1868.


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