What is the Geographical Indication tag?
What is the Geographical Indication tag?(Photo: The Quint)
  • 1. What Is ‘Geographical Indication’?
  • 2. The Perks of Geographical Indication
  • 3. Can My Favourite Local Snack Also Get a GI tag?
From Banglar Rasogolla to Odisha Rasagola: A Guide to GI Tags

A Bengali man, an Odia man and a food critic went to a mithai shop together...

What do you think happened between the three?

No, they did not fight each other to death over ‘Banglar Rasogolla’ and ‘Odisha rasagola’. Like courteous patrons, they walked out with their preferred variation of the mouth-watering sweet, both of which are now registered with a Geographical Indication tag, recognised by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

Is one state’s claim over the other any stronger? Not really. It simply means that the Ministry of Trade and Commerce of India recognises ‘Banglar Rasogolla’ and ‘Odisha rasagola’ as two distinct products from different places.

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