GI tag for Rasagola: Odisha govt to submit documents in Aug

Bhubaneswar: With people in Odisha celebrating Rasagola Dibasa on Wednesday, the state government said it would submit all documents to claim geographical recognition for ‘Odishara Rasagola’.

The Odisha government in February had filed for geographical recognition (GI) for the Odishara Rasagola with the Geographical Indications Registry (GI) office based in Chennai.

“We have submitted some documents substantiating origin of the sweet in the state. We will file other documents in August,” said MSME minister Prafulla Samal.

The government moved for GI tag after West Bengal was awarded the GI tag for its own variant ‘Banglara Rasagulla’ in November last year.

A GI tag for a particular product recognises it as distinctive to a particular locality or region or country.

Meanwhile, the fourth edition of ‘Rasagola Dibasa’ is celebrated across Odisha, which coincides with the Niladri Bije of Lord Jagannath and his siblings in Puri.

Started in the year 2015, the day is observed to reaffirm the birth of the syrupy dessert in Odisha and cherish its link to the Jagannath Culture.