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Unlock guidelines make Durga idol makers optimistic in Prayagraj

Dussehra idol makers who were worried about sales and income during the past few months due to the Covid-19 pandemic have become optimistic due to the unlock guidelines announced by the government

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Prayagraj | Uttar Pradesh | Durga Puja

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Dussehra idol makers who were worried about sales and income during the past few months due to the Covid-19 pandemic have become optimistic due to the unlock guidelines announced by the government.

"We're in the business of making idols the entire year. We prepared idols for Dussehra before the lockdown and since then have kept them in our shops. Nobody approached us until the unlock guidelines were released. Now organisers have approached us for Durga idols," Nav Kumar, an idol maker, told ANI.

He said, "This is the only trade we know. We've no other way to support our families. We're hopeful that some idols will be sold in this and we'll finally have some income."

Another sculptor, Bansi Pal said, "I have been making idols and sculptures since my childhood. The last few months were difficult since we had no work or income. I am glad the government has finally decided to open the market slowly."

Dussehra festivities bring opportunities for good sales and profits for idol makers across North India and the unlock guidelines have brought a sigh of relief to many in the business.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, October 09 2020. 17:52 IST
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