Odisha outfit in Chennai for GI tag to ‘Jagannath Rasagola’

Puri: A month after West Bengal received Geographical Indication (GI) status for ‘Banglar Rasogolla’, a team of Sri Jagannath Sena visited Chennai seeking GI tag for ‘Jagannath Rasagola’.

The four-member team headed by Sri Jagannath Sena convener Priyadarshan Pattnaik and comprising Mahabhoi servitor of Lord Jagannath, Raju Mahabhoi left for Chennai on Sunday with essential documents required to apply for the GI status.

The team will file an application for the GI status to ‘Jagannath Rasagola’.

“We will apply for the GI status for ‘Jagannath Rasagola’ after reaching Chennai today. All the necessary documents will be furnished at the GI office to claim the sweet desert links to age-old traditions and practices associated with Lord Jagannath,” Priyadarshan Pattnaik told OST.

Earlier, Odisha government had decided to apply for GI tag for ‘Odishara Rasagola’ within a week after West Bengal was granted GI status for ‘Banglar Rasogolla’.

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However, the government failed to file an application at the GI office in Chennai.

Later, the state government decided to apply for GI tag to ‘Jagannath Rasagola’ instead of ‘Odishara Rasagola’ following the recommendation from the MSME department on the basis of a comprehensive report prepared after taking the views of legal experts and various stakeholders on the issue.

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