Chhattisgarh women make colourful cow dung diyas for Diwali

Women of a self-help group in Chhattisgarh's Raipur are making earthen lamps (diyas) from cow dung ahead of Diwali. It is the initiative of Raipur Municipal Corporation under the scheme of Godhan Nyay Yojana. "As per state govt and Municipal Corporation order, women groups in this area are brought together and encouraged for self-help," Nodal Officer told ANI. "This is an initiative by Municipal Corporation that lamps made out of cow dung are being promoted. We'll continue this so that business will continue and they'll be able to earn a little more if they sell it here directly and avoid middlemen," said Aizaj Dhebar, Mayor, Raipur Municipal Corporation.