State Govt facilitating delivery of ‘Ashwin Package’ for Bengalis residing overseas
Only a few weeks are left for Durga Puja. So orders for articles used during Durga Puja are coming thick and fast to exporters and vendors in Bengal.
The Bengali Association of Yorkshire in England has placed orders with the State Government for 8,000 of the red lotuses of Bankura. The government-run West Bengal Agro Industries Corporation Ltd. (WBAIC) is coordinating with the lotus growers in Bankura district.
Quite a few associations in London have conveyed to the State Government the need for other essential articles too – dhan (paddy leaves), durba (a type of grass), baelpata (leaves of wood apple trees), kola-bou (a stem of a banana plant decked up as a woman), etc. WBAIC is facilitating all requirements for these overseas Durga Puja committees.
After England, now the Bengali associations of USA too are showing a lot of interest in asking the Bengal Government to fulfil their requirements.
Naturally, all this is also leading to farmers and cultivators feeling happy, and what better gift than this during the Puja season.