Odisha rasgulla gets GI tag

  1. Geographical Indication Registry of India has accorded Geographical Indication(GI) tag to Odisha’s rasgulla.Odisha Rasgulla is associated with famous Puri Jagannath Temple.
  2. This GI tag to Odisha comes amid a years long debate between West Bengal and Odisha over where the Rasgulla had originated.In November 2017,West Bengal was granted the GI tag for Rasgulla.
  3. The GI tag for West Bengal and Odisha Rasagullas recognise two distinct versions of the sweet.
  4. A geographical indication(GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.GI tags are given on the basis of the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act,1999.
  5. GI tag secures the quality and authenticity of a product to a particular geographical origin.It provides legal protection from duplication.The first product to get GI tag was Darjeeling Tea.