Rasgulla: West Bengal gets GI Status over Odisha for Rosogolla
Nov 14 2017 by Desiree Burns
Odisha made a claim on September 19 when West Bengal filed an application for the GI tag. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place.
Further clarifying the matter over claiming of Indian sweet desert, the Bengal government officials had said that they wanted the geographical indication tag to protect the identity of their Rasogolla as their product was different from that of Odisha in terms of colour, texture, taste, juice content and also on the difference between the manufacturing process of it.
The legend goes that it took years for Nobin Chandra Das to hone his recipe for a new dessert and the result was a pristinely white, perfectly spherical, and delectably juicy rosogolla that is now a part of every festivity and celebrations in West Bengal. "We are very happy and proud that #Bengal has been granted GI. status for Rosogolla", Banerjee tweeted.
"On the location of Rosogolla Bhawan stood the sweet-meat shop run by Nabin Chandra Das".
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The Odisha government set up three committees to look into the evidence regarding the origin of rosogolla in Odisha.
"Sweet news for us all". While Odisha never approached the Registry for the GI tag, it has been making claims of ownership over the sweet. We are all so happy. The battle over rasgulla between Odisha and West Bengal going since two years and finally, it is settled under the GI Act.