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Rosogolla

Bengal granted Geographical Indication status for Rosogolla says Mamata Banerjee

After two and a half years, the spat between two states Odisha and West Bengal over Rosogolla, a popular Indian sweet has finally been resolved.

The GI under the World Trade Organization is a sign that identifies a product as originating from a particular place. Bengal has steadfastly maintained that rosogolla was invented by famous sweetmeat maker Navin Chandra Das in 1868.

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

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While West Bengal believes that the Rasogolla was invented in Calcutta by confectioner Nabin Chandra Das, Odisha says it was invented in the holy city of Puri in the 13th century.

After khichdi rose to its short moment of fame, news broke today that the battle of origin over the iconic rosogulla sweet has concluded in West Bengal's favour.

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.

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However this is not the first sweet battle that Bengal has fought. We are all so happy. Rasgulla is superbly sweet, but in recent years, West Bengal and Orissa have been involved in a bitter fight to claim ownership of the sweet.

West Bengal's Education Minister Partha Chattetjee said, "Odisha unnecessarily raised a dispute over the issue". People of Bengal who are known to take their candies very seriously made a beeline for the sweet shops specially KC Das to renew their sweet affair with this iconic sweet.

While Odisha never approached the Registry for the GI tag, it has been making claims of ownership over the sweet. However the strongest contender remains the Mishti Doi (sweet curd) of West Bengal.

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Food Processing Secretary Nandini Chakraborty was all smiles as she talked about how the state had filed a consolidated application by following the various steps for GI tag and then followed it up.

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