Bhubaneswar, Jan. 8 -- Odisha is losing claim on various produces despite having its origin in state. This time, the eastern Indian state has lost Geographical Indication (GI) tag of a sweet delicacy called Khaja to neighbouring Bihar, thanks to the lackadaisical attitude of the State government.

Geographical Indications Registry at Chennai has granted GI tag to Silao Khaja, claiming to have originated from Silao in Bihar, on December 11 last year. The application was submitted by Silao Khaja Audyogik Swavalambi Sahakari Samiti Ltd.

The traders' body claimed that famous archeologist JD Beglar who had visited Silao in 1872-73 had written that the delicacy dates back to King Vikramaditya.

The documentation also cited folklores which clai...