BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government is all set to apply for GI tag for Odisha Rasagola and Kandhamal turmeric after neighboring West Bengal was granted it for Banglar Rosogolla.
Odisha MSME minister Prafulla Samal said the state will ‘soon’ apply GI tag for the two products.
The state government has completed collection of primary data and it would apply for GI tag for Kandhamal turmeric at the GI Registry office in January 2018,
The GI status would enhance the trade value of the Kandhamal turmeric and its import to other states would become easy, he added.
Odisha and West Bengal have so far obtained GI tag over 15 items each, sources in the IPFC) for MSMEs at the Central Tool Room and Training Centre (CTTC), Bhubaneswar, said.