Suryakant Jena

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has clarified that it has applied for the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for Odishara Rasagola and not Jagannath Rasagola.

In a response to a written query by BJD MLA Bhagirathi Badajena, MSME minister Prafulla Samal informed the Assembly that the Odisha Small Industries Corporation Ltd (OSIC) on behalf of the state government has submitted information to the Chennai-based GI registry office for GI tag to Odishara Rasagola.

The minister however said that the government has not filed application for GI tag to Jagannath Rasagola as it did not have any such proposals.

"We are confident to get GI tag for Rasagola,” Samal told media persons.

Earlier in February, the state government had filed an application for GI tag to stake claim for “Odishara Rasagola.”