Tuesday saw the end of a bitter battle of two and half years for the sweetest thing in the country- Rosogulla. Two prominent Indian states Bengal and Odisha had been on loggerheads fighting over Geographical Indications (GI) registration since 2015.
The issue is resolved under GI act which recognises a product based on its location or community or society. Rosogulla being an integral part of Bengali community was kept above anything else to consider the outcome of the issue.
It is not the first time Bengal had fought for its food even before it fought for Rosogulla. Priorly Joynagarer Moa was in the centre of GI authentication controversy.
This issue came to light when GI announced that Rosogulla originated in Odisha. It all began when Odisha claimed to GI on Rosogulla’s origin stating it originated in Puri by the name Kheer Mohana and latter called Pahala Rasagolla. Also sighting another claim that it was first made by a famous sweet maker in Odisha in 1856.
Both Ministry of Food and Chief Minister of Bengal Mamta Banerjee are relieved and happy on latest news but plan to pursue it to the end in court as well.
Read more about Rasogulla or Rosogulla and other Indian sweets in our article here