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Lakhs of artisans in Bengal, sculpting the Durga idols for generations, are without work and wages.

Artisans making Goddess Durga idols are hoping for a turnaround in the situation, so that they would sustain. Due to coronavirus pandemic and economic slowdown, they have not been getting orders as before.

The idol makers of Asansol face livelihood problems due to poor demand of idols  for the upcoming festival season. The restrictions imposed by the Government not only have impacted them but the allied business too.

Shilpo bharati, a well-known name in making quality idols besides shaping them as per clients demand  said ,"Till now he has just 35 confirmed bookings of idols of Goddess Durga though puja is just a month away from now".

Recalling last year's sale he said ,"In 2019 had sold out 145 idols of the Mother Goddess and other deities. Those used to huge idols ranging from 12 to fifteen feet in height".

Unfortunately, this year besides low booking the height too has been reduced.
Earlier there used to be demand from Bihar and Jharkhand too but this year no one from either state has come  for booking till date.

The workers are getting irregular wages and are struggling to sustain themselves and their families. Their livelihood entirely depends on the idol making business.

The funds raised will be utilised to provide financial support to 300 idol makers in Asansol, Kulti, Barakar, Chittaranjan and Durgapur.

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Goal: Rs.2,000,000

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Beneficiary: Durga Idol Makers info_outline

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