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Natore eyeing GI status for its famous Kachagolla

UNB . Natore
31 Mar 2023 09:43:25 | Update: 31 Mar 2023 19:11:12
Natore eyeing GI status for its famous Kachagolla
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One of the most famous traditional delicacies of the region, Natore's Kachagolla, is bidding to obtain Geographical Indication (GI) status.

The district administration of Natore took the initiative to register this two-hundred-year-old dessert, which started from the royal court of Natore.

A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.

To this end, Natore Deputy Commissioner Shamim Ahmed handed over the affidavit copy of the registration to the representatives of the Ministry of Commerce in his office on Thursday afternoon.

Deputy Commissioner Shamim said Natore's emotion and dignity are tied to Kachagolla.

Different types of sweets are being sold in many places by duplicating the nature of the original kachagolla, which is detrimental to the status of Natore kachagolla. Due to these reasons, real kachagolla may disappear at some point," he added.

Natore's Kachagolla will be recognized as a GI (Geographical Indication) product very soon, he hoped.