Watch – ‘Rakhi Sale is Low, But Chinese Maal A Big No’
A few days ahead of Hindu festival Raksha Bandhan, LokMarg speaks to vendors who have been selling rakhis for several years. They told us that the business is down by close to 80% this year. Chiefly, it is lockdown and Covid-19 virus scare that is keeping the customer away.
Another interesting development this year is that both traders and customers have boycotted China-made rakhis. The little Chinese ware that is still on stalls is the unsold products from last year. This year, the anti-China sentiment has ensured that no Chinese rakhis made their way to vendors.
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