As per the reports today, the Chennai based geographical indications registry has announced that India's signature sweet rasgulla is belonged to West Bengal state, not in Odisha. "We are very happy and proud that #Bengal has been granted GI ( Geographical Indication) status for Rosogolla", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is in London now, twitted after the announcement.
Rosogulla, that mouth-watering delectable sweet had been at the center of a bitter tug-of-war between West Bengal and Odisha for over two-and-a-half-years.
"The Directorate of Food Processing Industries, West Bengal had applied for the GI tag for Banglar Rasogolla in 2015".
Das, known as the "Columbus of rosogolla", was a resident of Bagbazar in north Kolkata.
"Nobin Chandra Das invented the sweet in 1868".
The Odisha government responded by ordering the formation of three committees to settle the dispute over rosogulla's origins. However, writing about this news has definitely made our mouths water for the delectable sweet and we're sure you're going to visit your local sweet shop for some mouth watering rosogullas soon, isn't it? "We had provided documents to prove our claim that Rosogolla originated from Bengal" stated Dhiman Das, Executive Director of K C Das Pvt Ltd and great grandson of Nabin Chandra Das. The Mowa is a winter delicacy made of puffed rice and date-palm jaggery with origins in Joynagar, West Bengal. Darjeeling tea, for instance, has a GI tag for the tea produced exclusively in Darjeeling's tea gardens, as does Champagne for a specific bubbly produced in Champagne, France - all the rest simply being "Sparkling Wines".