Odisha to seek GI tags for ‘Arisa Pitha’ and ‘Chhena Poda’

Bhubaneswar: After bagging the much-awaited Geographical Indications (GI) tag for Rasagola yesterday, the Odisha government will further try to secure GI tags for ‘Arisa Pitha’ and ‘Chhena Poda’, as well, said Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Minister of State Dibya Shankar Mishra today.

Speaking to media persons, the Odisha minister said that the prior to applying for nomination of these Odia savouries, extensive research into the historical and cultural timeline and significance will be conducted.

“We shall also need to vet the documents that will be presented to acquire this recognition. The government shall proceed with the application only after obtaining all the required facts and evidence with regard to these delicacies,” he added.

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