Earthen lamp demand on the rise in Nagpur

October 29th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI  

By Sunil Kumar

Nagpur, Oct.29 (ANI): Potters in Peth village in Maharashtra’s Nagpur District are happy about their earthen lamp business picking up ahead of Diwali.

The potters have so far made over 1.4 million lamps and have earned a profit of over rupees 4 million.

Suresh Kalamkar, a potter, said he was very happy with the high demand for the earthen lamps.

“This year, we have made new variety of earthen lamps like hanging lamps (’deep mala’), we make according to choices and preferences of people, so because of this, our business keeps going on and people are also get their desired types of lamps,” said Kalamkar.

Potters said the demand for designer and traditional earthen lamps is high and they are doing brisk business.

“We make designs according to the designs and choices people tell us. Our stock of lamps goes all over in Maharashtra and India,” said Motiram Khandare, a potter.

Available in several designs and shapes, the price of designer lamps depend upon their sizes, styles and embellishments. (ANI)

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