Once a hotspot for ‘Diyas’ (traditional earthen lamps), Basantpur is slowly fading away to oblivion. With the society turning style conscious, the potters and their traditional diyas are losing sheen.
For many potters in the area, Diwali, which comes once a year, is their only major source of income. Now, with fancy lamps and lights becoming a craze, the demand for their clay work has gone down, posing a serious question on their financial condition.
This Diwali, Odishalinks urges you to go desi and brighten the lives of these people. Happy Diwali!