Who owns Rosogolla? West Bengal wins the misthi battle against Odisha

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One of the most popular Bengali candies, Rosogolla, has been the bone of contention between West Bengal and Odisha, as the two states have been involved in a legal battle over its origins.

"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.

Bhubaneswar: West Bengal obtained the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the origin of iconic sweet, Rasagola (known better as rasgulla elsewhere) from the union government on Tuesday. Mamata Banerjee took to her Twitter account to share the new saying, "Sweet news for us all". However, in its original application to the GI, West Bengal had sought the GI tag on what they call it as "Banglar Rasogolla" (Bengal's Rasgulla).

Also Read: Bengal wins the battle of the "Rosogolla", people react! We are very happy and proud that Bengal has been granted GI ( Geographical Indication) status for Rosogolla.

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GIs are signs used on products that possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.

The first committee would look into facts and evidence regarding the origin of Rasgulla in Odisha, the second would study the ground, based on which West Bengal is making its claim.

"The state government has borne the entire expenditure of the fight", added Das.

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