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MIHIDANA    

6th October, 2021 Culture and Heritage

 

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Context

  • First consignment of Geographical Identification (GI) tagged sweet dish Mihidana sourced from Bardhaman, West Bengal has been exported to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

 

About

  • Recently, to commemorate the historical legacy of a century old sweet delicacy & GI certified - Jaynagarer Moa, prepared from popped-rice ball & fresh date-palm jaggery, in Jaynagar, West Bengal, India Post in collaboration with APEDA released a specially designed envelope.
  • In January, 2021, a consignment of Jaynagar Moa was exported to the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • In August, 2021, India Post released a special cover on West Bengal''s sweetmeats Mihidana and Sitabhog.
  • West Bengal’s Bardhaman got the GI tag for the century-old sweetmeats in 2017.

 

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