Hyderabad: Kite gross sales go up forward of the Sankranti competition in Hyderabad with distributors slogging to satisfy the demand.
Wholesale markets within the previous metropolis space, particularly Begum Bazar and Gulzar Houz cited a public rush to purchase kites and their equipment.
The normal Patang (kite) retailers displayed quite a lot of vibrant-coloured merchandise for purchasers who purchase them in bulk lately.
A vendor at Gulzar home, Amjad Ali whereas chatting with Siasat Every day stated, “we expect the gross sales to achieve their peak after January 12.”
He additional complained that they don’t seem to be allowed to maintain their retailers open submit 12 am whereas these in Dhoolpet, the retailers had been let out to promote kites until 3 am within the early morning.
One other dealer Mohammed Akbar claimed that the gross sales would growth as soon as the colleges and schools shut down for the Sankranti trip.
The enterprise cited a heavy loss up to now three years in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, which supplies an impression to the merchants of anticipating a growth in kite gross sales this yr.
Many households residing in Dhoolpet make paper kites for a residing, whereas a number of varieties are imported from elsewhere.
The paper and bamboo sticks are offered by the merchants to the craftsmen who make kites of their houses and ship the completed product to the merchants.
The merchants additional defined that Kites are often named as per their design. So a kite with two egg-shaped papers affixed on it’s ‘Anda Patang’ whereas a well-decorated kite is usually referred to as Dulhan Patang within the kite market.