West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on 14 November expressed happiness over the state having been awarded with Geographical Indication (GI) status for its iconic sweet, Rosogolla.
Banerjee took to Twitter and said, "Sweet news for us all. We are very happy and proud that Bengal has been granted GI (Geographical Indication) status for Rosogolla," (sic)
Sweet news for us all. We are very happy and proud that #Bengal has been granted GI ( Geographical Indication) status for Rosogolla— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 14, 2017
Months back, West Bengal and Odisha Governments had claimed that their respective state was the place of origin of Rosogolla.
Renowned confectioner Nobin Chandra Das is known to have created Rasogolla in the 1860s.
'Rasogolla', a dessert, made from ball shaped dumplings of Indian cottage cheese i.e., "channa", is cooked in light syrup made of sugar.