Potters life in COVID 19 Pandemic.
Potters from West Bengal faced many problems due to the Covid -19 pandemic. Recently, the Naradasbuzz team took the interview of a potter, Mr. Mahadev Pal, from Jalpaiguri. He explained all of these things.
According to him, They used to get 35 orders per year. But this year they only get 21 Murti orders. All the Durga Puja committees decided not to celebrate Durga Puja. However West Bengal Govt. gave 50K per Club for Durga Puja. It makes it possible to celebrate Durga Puja. A significant amount hike of product prices like Colour, wooden frame makes Murtis costlier.
Most of the potters start their work from April - May month. Unfortunately, this year they get only one month to complete the whole task. They had to overtime work in night to complete the task on time. There is an interesting fact about this year. According to Hindu rituals, Durga Puja starts after the Mahalaya. But this year, It takes more than one month to start Durga puja after Mahalaya. At last, we can expect everything will be fine after Covid 19 pandemic. Their way of life will back to normal.