Hyderabad: The variety of outlets promoting the well-known ‘Dhulpet Laddu’ in the course of the Raksha Bandhan competition seems to have come down this yr because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier than the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, round 100 merchants used to arrange outlets on Mangalhat and Dhulpet roads. Nevertheless, with a large margin, solely three to 4 outlets promoting laddus could be seen on each the roads in Hyderabad.
“As a result of rise in costs, nobody is able to make investments cash and put together if there are not any ensures. Three years in the past, we offered it for Rs 100 per kg, now it’s Rs 220 per kg,” stated Aarti Bai, a vendor. He stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his annual enterprise of creating laddus.
Sunita Bai, a resident of Balram Gali, stated that in lots of households, girls normally make laddus and provide them to native merchants in Hyderabad. “The value of gram flour is Rs 140 per kg. Two years in the past it was Rs 90. So have the costs of different supplies elevated? This time many dropped it,” he noticed.
Native resident P Haridwar Singh stated that native traditions exist locally, resulting from which there’s a requirement for laddus in the course of the competition.
“Within the first yr of marriage, when a girl goes to her brother’s place, she takes a number of kilos of laddus along with her. In actual fact, cousins are additionally supplied sweets together with Rakhi and different gadgets. Some households purchase laddus as much as 100 kg,” stated Haridwar Singh. The laddus weigh from 500 grams to 5 kilos.