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Rasagola existed in Odisha Prior to 1500 AD

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Odisha government today claimed to have found a new evidence about the origin of ‘Rasagola’ in the state to bolster its case for getting the GI tag for the sweet, for which West Bengal is also a claimant.

“Now we have collected authentic evidence about the availability of Rasagola in Odisha prior to 1500 AD,” Science and Technology minister Pradeep Kumar Panigrahi said.

The minister’s claim was based on a report prepared by the expert committee set up to collect evidence in favour of Odisha’s demand for geographical indication (GI) tag for the sweet, known in West Bengal as Rasogolla.

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