Bhubaneswar: In its bid to establish that rasgulla originated from the state and to get the geographical indication tag for it, the Odisha government on Monday formed three separate committees to justify its claim. Odisha Science and Technology minister Pradip Panigrahi said the three committees were asked to submit their reports within 15 days.

The minister said the first committee has seven members while the second one has four. The third committee has six members.

The first committee would investigate the facts regarding the origin of rasgulla, the second would study the ground based on which West Bengal is staking its claim and the third would collect the necessary documents to support and validate Odisha's claim before the authority.

Both Odisha and West Bengal have been making claims over the origin of the delicacy and trying to get the geographical indication tag for the sweet.