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The state has trumped Odisha which had reportedly sought the coveted status for its rasogolla.
Banglar Rasogolla is a syrupy dessert popular in all over India and abroad.
The development assumes significance as the two states had claimed for getting the GI tag.
Odisha has claimed that the sweet originated from the Jagannath Temple in Puri, where it is a part of the religious rituals since the 12th century. Odisha calls it Pahala Rasgulla.
On the other hand, West Bengal had asserted that confectioner Nobin Chandra Das is widely known as the one, who created Rasgulla in the 1860s.
A GI is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.
Such a name conveys an assurance of quality and distinctiveness which is essentially attributable to its origin in that defined geographical locality.
Darjeeling Tea, Mahabaleshwar Strawberry, Blue Pottery of Jaipur, Banarasi Sarees and Tirupati Laddus are some of the GIs.
Cell for IPR Promotions and Management (CIPAM) works under the aegis of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).