Kolkata, Nov 14: West Bengal on Tuesday won the battle for the sweet rosogulla against Odisha after the Geographical Identification authorities ruled that it originated in Bengal. The GI authorities said that Bengal is the origin of rosogulla and that it has been settled under the GI Act that authenticates a product relating to either a geographical location, or community or society.
The fight for rosogulla began in 2015 when Odisha decided to set up three committees to counter neighbouring West Bengal’s claim over the sweet. While West Bengal said it was invented in then Calcutta by confectioner Nabin Chandra Das, Odisha said it was invented in the holy city of Puri way back in the 13th century.
“The victory came after a long fight over two years and a half. I am happy and relieved,” said Abdur Rezzak Mollah, food processing minister in Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet, as quoted by Hindustan Times.