Around 1,280 factories busy making Lachchha Semai in eight districts

Dhaka,  Wed,  28 June 2017
Published : 20 Jun 2017, 12:27:47 | Updated : 20 Jun 2017, 12:58:32
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Around 1,280 factories busy making Lachchha Semai in eight districts

Roving Correspondent
JOYPURHAT: A good number of people of Rajshahi division are now busy preparing Lachchha Semai ahead of Eid-ul Fitr.

Sources said over 15,000 people of the eight districts - Bogra, Chapainawabganj, Joypurhat, Naogaon, Natore, Pabna, Rajshahi and Sirajganj - of the region are directly or indirectly involved in making the tasty food item at around 1,280 factories.

A worker generally earns Tk 1200 to Tk 1500 per day preparing the item from the first week of Ramadan defying unbearable heat of hearth, said Dulal Hossain of Chumohoni Bazar under Dupchanchia upazila in Bogra.

Sources said prices of the item depend on the quality. Local consumers purchase Lachchha Semai at Tk 80 to Tk 1,000 per kg from different shops. Traders from the neighbouring districts also visit the area and purchase the item at a retail price.

Trader Halumuzzaman of Pachbibi upazila in Joypurhat said prices of ingredients to make Lachchha Semai have been soaring. It is the main reason of high rate of the popular food item.

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