The Geographical Indication status would enhance the trade value of the Kandhamal turmeric and its import to other states would become easy.
West Bengal gets GI tag for Rosogolla: Few years ago, Odisha claimed that Rosogolla was ‘invented’ within its geography.
Many food historians, such as Chitrita Banerjee, have corroborated the fact that prior to the 18th century, there is no documented evidence of chhena anywhere in India.
A rosogolla is not to be owned. It is to be greedily consumed, made to vanish.
Odisha’s claim is that rasgulla was first served at the 12th-century Lord Jagannath Temple. This makes it at least three centuries old in Odisha, while Bengal only traces it back 150 years.
The Science and Technology department of the state government has started the process to approach its central counterpart for GI authentication of Rasogolla so that it is identified with Bengal.