After Rasgulla, 2 more sweets of Bengal will get GI tag

Kolkata: India is known for its unique cuisine. Two more sweets here may get a GI tag. The Bengal government had applied for a GI tag for these two sweets 4 years ago. Now, the wait for the Government of Bengal and the people here may come to an end. Soon, Sarbhaja and Sarpuria may be given GI tag. These sweets are made and eaten more in Krishnanagar and Nadia districts. Earlier, Rasgulla of Bengal has received the GI tag.

What is GI Tag:-
The full name of the GI tag is the geographical indications tag. This tag gives anything the identity of a particular place. This tag gives any product its geographical identity. Geographical Indications of Goods were prescribed in the Indian Parliament under the Registration and Protection Act, 1999. This tag gives legal rights to a particular item for goods found in a particular geographical location in a region. Nothing can be produced except that particular area after getting the tag IG. Madhya Pradesh has received the GI tag for Kadaknath chicken.

Rasgulla got GI tag in 2017:-
Rasgulla of West Bengal was given the GI tag in 2017. Then, Orissa objected to it. Orissa was then asked to present the facts related to Rasgulla and proof that Rasgulla was a traditional sweet there. After looking at the facts and evidence of Orissa, in 2019, The Registrar of Geographical Indicators, Chennai issued a certificate, which read sweets as 'Odisha Rasgulla' under the Law of Geographical Indication of Goods.

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