Rosogolla Belongs To Bengal, Not Odisha: GI authorities

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The battle over the origin of the rosogolla for the Geographical Indication (GI) tag has finally reached to its conclusion as West Bengal attained the victory over Odisha.

The Geographical Indications (GI) registry on Tuesday announced that the rosogolla originated in West Bengal and not in Odisha.

Hailing the big win, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted “Sweet news for us all. We are very happy and proud that #Bengal has been granted GI status for rosogolla”.

According to CNN-News18 report, the tussle escalated in June 2015, after Odisha’s science and technology minister Pradip Kumar Panigrahi set up committees to chalk out  the origin of the dish.

Apart from this, Odisha also claimed to have “invented” the sweet, asserting it had ties to a centuries-old ritual related to Lord Jagannath.

Following this, the West Bengal government  decided 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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