Not So Sweet For Odisha: ‘Banglar Rosogolla’ Wins GI Tag

For Bengalis, it is a matter of pride to keep rosogolla associated with the state.

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It’s 'mishti’ news for rosogolla lovers!

‘Banglar rosogolla’ has won bragging rights after it won the two-year-long battle with Odisha over the origin of the sweet dish. Chennai-based Geographical Indications (GI) Registry announced that one of India’s signature sweet dishes originated in Bengal and not Odisha.

Bengalis see it as a matter of pride to keep rosogolla with Bengal.

Bengal and Odisha were locked in a fight over the GI registration of rosogolla since 2015.

While Odisha fought for its rights claiming that rosogolla was created 800 years ago in the state, West Bengal secured the GI tag with it’s claim that the Bengal speciality was invented in 1868 by Nabin Chandra Das, a popular Bengali confectioner.

Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee took to Twitter to express her happiness.

The GI, under the World Trade Organization, is a tag that identifies a product with its place of origin.

The sweet Bengali dish seems to have left a bitter taste for the Odisha government which is NOT ready to bow down.

Video Editor: Purnendu Pritam

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