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Colourful ‘Chovoth’ this year, but not with a big bang

20th September 2018, 07:31 Hrs

the goan I network

PANAJI

It  was a rare sunny and dry ‘Chovoth’ this year. Yet despite the conducive  weather conditions the skies in Goa weren’t lit as bright with the  sparkle of fireworks like in the past.  

Traders and wholesalers attributed the subdued sale to  lower spending power among the people owing to the mining crisis and  salaries, unlike in previous years, being paid by the government at the  end of the month.  

Sales of fireworks have dipped by around 25 per-cent during  this year’s Ganesh festivities and it is not the environment awareness  but a cash crunch which has kept people away from celebratory  fire-works. One wholesaler from Panaji opined that the discontinuation  of mining activity could be the main reason for the decrease in sales of  the fireworks.  

The sale at his outlet in the heart of Panaji city has  dropped by up to 25 percent as compared to last year, Pankar told The  Goan.  

Since Charturthi began in the midle of the month the  salaried class, including government servants also were short of cash.  Unlike in the past, the State government did not credit salaries in  advance and people found it difficult to splurge their money on  fireworks affecting their sales, said another trader from the Panaji  Market. On immersion days, fireworks are lit all along the route of  the procession carrying the Ganesh idol from the home right up to the  immersion point on the banks of the water bodies.  

Most of the people feel that their Ganesh chaturthi  celebration is not complete if fire works are not burnt in substansial  quantity.   

Generally relatives and friends who go visiting homes for the festival gift fireworks to the youth in the families they visit.   

People normally spend a substantial amount on fireworks,  among other things, during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Firecrackers  are being lit on all the days of the festival and the firepower  increases significantly on the immersion day. This is why sale of  fire-crackers and other items rises on the second, fifth and other  immersion days of immersion.  

Suprisingly, this year the sale on these immersion days has  not picked up the way it did in the past years, traders told The Goan.  

Sparkels, Ground Chakkar, twinkling star, flower pots, baby  rocket, Magic Pencil, ‘atom bombs’, snakes cartoons and comets are the  different firework items with rates that go up to a thousand rupees per  piece.   the home right up to the  immersion point on the banks of the water bodies.  

Most of the people feel that their Ganesh chaturthi  celebration is not complete if fire works are not burnt in substansial  quantity.   

Generally relatives and friends who go visiting homes for the festival gift fireworks to the youth in the families they visit.   

People normally spend a substantial amount on fireworks,  among other things, during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Firecrackers  are being lit on all the days of the festival and the firepower  increases significantly on the immersion day. This is why sale of  fire-crackers and other items rises on the second, fifth and other  immersion days of immersion.  

Suprisingly, this year the sale on these immersion days has  not picked up the way it did in the past years, traders told The Goan.  

Sparkels, Ground Chakkar, twinkling star, flower pots, baby  rocket, Magic Pencil, ‘atom bombs’, snakes cartoons and comets are the  different firework items with rates that go up to a thousand rupees per  piece.  


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