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Sweet end to bitter battle: Bengal trumps Odisha; gets GI tag for rosogolla

Federal commerce and industry ministry ruled that the sweet originated from West Bengal, giving it the coveted 'geographical indications' tag

Reuters  |  West Bengal 

India has awarded a “geographical indications” tag to rosogolla, the king of Indian sweets, after a years-long battle between two neighbouring states over the ownership rights. Luscious rosogolla, or sweet cheese balls dripping with sugar syrup, have long been a favourite dessert across the Indian subcontinent and among the diaspora. But two eastern states, West Bengal and Odisha, have been arguing over the origins of rosogolla, which means a ball of sweet. They consulted historians and produced old documents to support their claims. On Tuesday, the federal ...

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First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 09:16 IST
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