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Odisha gets Geographical Indication tag for its variety of Rasagola

The state had been claiming the sugary delicacy originated years ago, and it was first served at the 12th-century shrine of Lord Jagannath's temple in Puri

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Nirmalya Behera Bhubaneswar
The Geographical Indication (GI) Registry has accorded the GI tag for Odisha Rasagola, a year after the state applied for it.
 
Rasagola has been a bone of contention between Odisha and West Bengal over its origin. The Registrar of Geographical Indication, Chennai has registered the sweet as 'Odisha Rasagola'.
 
The Odisha Small Industries Corporation Limited (OSIC) and Utkal Mistanna Byabasayee Samiti are the registered proprietors of the GI tag who jointly filed for it in 2018.
 
This makes Odisha Rasagola the latest entrant in the list of GIs of India under Geographical Indications of Goods (Registrations and

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First Published: Jul 29 2019 | 11:22 PM IST

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