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Rosogolla: India settles sweet battle

Khaleej Times 2017-11-14 23:17:29

A bitter tug-of-war between two Indian states over a popular sweet has been resolved, with West Bengal besting Odisha in the battle over the origins of the rosogolla.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that her state had been granted GI or the Geographical Indication status for the sweet.

"Sweet news for us all. We are very happy and proud that #Bengal has been granted GI... status for Rosogolla," Banerjee, currently in London, tweeted.

The announcement by the GI registry has drawn the final curtain over a two-and-a-half year battle between West Bengal and neighbouring Odisha over the origin of the popular ball-shaped sweet made from cottage cheese. - Agencies