Not sweet nothing: West Bengal gets Geographical Indication status over Odisha for rasgulla

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Kolkata, November 14: West Bengal beat Odisha in the battle over the origins of the moth-watering delicacy rasgulla. With this, a bitter tug-of-war over a popular sweet has been resolved.

Rasagulla Rasagulla

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today that her state had been granted Geographical Identification  status for the sweet.

“Sweet news for us all. We are very happy and proud that #Bengal has been granted GI… status for Rosogolla,” Banerjee, currently in London, tweeted.

West Bengal and the neighbouring Odisha have been engaged in a legal battle over the origin of the cottage cheese-based sweet since June 2015.

The GI under the World Trade Organization is a sign that identifies a product as originating from a particular place.

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Story first published: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 16:39 [IST]

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