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.
– With Odisha Rasagola as the latest addition, the state now has 16 GI tags.