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Rosogolla Wins GI Tag; Belongs to Bengal

Published on November 14, 2017
The Geographical Indications (GI) Registry has announced that the ‘Rosogolla’was originated in West Bengal and not Odisha.


  • Bengal has been given GI ( Geographical Indication) status for Rosogolla.
  • There was a bitter legal battle between West Bengal and Odisha over the origin of the syrupy Rosogolla since June 2015.
  • To win the legal battle, Odisha’s Science and Technology Minister Pradip Kumar Panigrahi set up several committees in 2015 to trace the origin of 'Rosogolla'. 
  • Odisha even declared July 30 as ‘Rasagolla Dibasa’, to celebrate its origin.

What is GI Tag?

  • The GI is a name or sign used on certain products which relate to a specific geographical location or origin.
  • As per the regulations, goods and products having the tag are recognised for their origin, quality and reputation 
  • India, as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), enacted the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 has come into force with effect from 15 September 2003. 
  • GIs have been defined under Article 22(1) of the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights(TRIPS) Agreement as: "Indications which identify a good as originating in the territory of a member, or a region or a locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographic origin.
  • The GI tag ensures that none other than those registered as an authorised user are allowed to use the popular product name. 
  • Darjeeling tea became the first GI tagged product in India, in 2004-05, since then by May 2017, 295 had been added to the list.

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