For the upcoming festival of Rakshabandhan on August 11, women self-help groups in Chhattisgarh's Kawardha district have prepared beautiful rakhis using paddy, rice, wheat and gourd seeds.
These are sold under the brand name ‘Bhorbandhan’. The price ranges from Rs 20-40.
Seven different counters have been put up in Kabeerdham district to sell the rakhis. These include the Collectorate premises, C-Mart and Janpad Panchayat Headquarters of all the development blocks.
The rakhis were sold in large numbers on the very first day on Wednesday.
Collector Janmejay Mahobe said as many as 17 self-help groups are associated with manufacturing rakhis.
At present, more than 6,600 rakhis have been prepared by these groups.. Based on the market demand, the groups have been given the task of making about 30,000 rakhis, he said.