- West Bengal and Odisha have been arguing over origins of rosogolla
- The centre on Tuesday ruled that the sweet originated from West Bengal
- Mamata Banerjee welcomed the decision saying it was a 'sweet news'
Luscious rosogolla, or sweet cheese balls dripping with sugar syrup, are a favorite dessert for those with an exceptionally sweet tooth.
But West Bengal and Odisha have been arguing over the origins of rosogolla, which means a ball of sweet. They consulted historians and produced old documents to support their claims.
The World Trade Organisation says "geographical indications" defines a good as originating in a particular territory of a member, or a region or locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the good is available.
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
West Bengal's chief minister Mamata Banerjee welcomed the decision saying in a Twitter post it was "sweet news for us all".