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It's official! Rasgullah is from Bengal, not Odisha

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

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

It's official: Rasgullah is from Bengal; GI status granted

A bitter tug-of-war over a popular sweet has been resolved, with West besting in the battle over the origins of the

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday that her state had been granted GI or the Geographical Indication status for the sweet.


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

West and neighbouring 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 Organisation is a sign that identifies a product as originating from a particular place.

First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 17:05 IST
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