W.Bengal Wins The Rosogulla Fight With Odisha

15 November, 2017, 00:56 | Author: Celia Hoffman
  • It's official Rasgulla belongs to West Bengal not Odisha

After two and a half years of bitter battle between Odisha and West Bengal, the latter finally won the Geographical Identification (GI).

"The GI authorities have ruled today that West Bengal is the origin of rosogulla", Sanjay Bhattacharya, deputy controller of patents and designs in Kolkata, told the Hindustan Times. However, West Bengal got the victory as the Chief Minister of West Bengal poured on Twitter with her happiness over the rosogolla win.

After settling the conflict over the origiin of the sweet, Bengal was given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

The Geographical Indications (GI) registry on Tuesday announced that the rosogolla originated in West Bengal and not in Odisha. This means Odisha may continue to lay historical claim to its own form of Rasagola or Kheermohan. A GI tag certifies a region as the source of origin of a food product, guaranteeing a certain standard or authenticity. Darjeeling tea, for instance, has a GI tag for the tea produced exclusively in Darjeeling's tea gardens, as does Champagne for a specific bubbly produced in Champagne, France - all the rest simply being "Sparkling Wines".

On the other hand, the West Bengal government used 19-century history to claim rosogolla was invented by Nabin Chandra Das, a famous sweetmeat maker, in 1868.

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It was a day of celebration at "Rosogolla Bhawan", the family home of Nabin Chandra Das, the inventor of Rosogolla.

However, Odisha had claimed that 600 years ago they had Rosgulla.

Leading Bengali film hero Prosenjit Chatterjee said beyond Bengal's borders, people equate the state with "mishti doi (sweet yoghurt)" and "rosogolla".

Odisha's MSME Minister Prafulla Samal said the state government would urge officials of Chennai-based GI Registrar to visit Odisha for verification of the origin of rasagolla. We are all so happy.

The government termed West Bengal winning the GI tag on "rasagola" an "injustice to Odisha" as the sweet is rooted in Jagannath culture.

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