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  • Covid hits budget of big-ticket Siliguri Pujas, as subscriptions dry up

    Covid hits budget of big-ticket Siliguri Pujas, as subscriptions dry up

    "Durga Puja is not just a time of revelry. It is also a huge economic high point and is one of the largest employment generators in Bengal, providing jobs to a large number of dhakis, artisans, idol-makers, decoration workers and other casual workers, for nearly six months every year. But due to lack of work during the lockdown, many of these workers have changed their professions.

    October 4, 2021