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Odisha to seek GI status for its version of rasagolla

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The said today it would soon seek a Geographical Indication tag for its version of rasagolla, hours after Chief Minister said the state had been granted the GI status for the popular sweet.

The was in the process of obtaining a GI status for the 'Odishara Rasagolla', the origin of which dates back to more than 800 years, it said.

"It has come to our notice that Banglar Rasagolla has been registered with Geographical Indication (GI) on an application filed by the of West Bengal," the Chief Minister's Office said in a statement.

In the backdrop of a statewide cry over getting the GI tag for rasagolla, Minister Sashibhusan Behera said: "Where is the question of winning or defeating? We have not yet applied for the GI tag for Pahal Rasogolla."

Pahal is a place between and Bhubaneswar and is considered the rasagolla hub of Odisha.

"Our is under process and the Odisha government will soon make a move," Behera told reporters here.

Odisha's MSME Minister Prafulla Samal said the state government would urge officials of Chennai-based GI Registrar to visit Odisha for verification of the origin of rasagolla.

Samal said rasagolla originated in the state and it is being offered at Sri Jagannath Temple since 12th century.

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First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 22:32 IST