COVID-19 hits flag making business in Agartala ahead of Independence Day

Agartala (Tripura), Aug 08 (ANI): With Independence Day around the corner, the business of flag making in Agartala is adversely affected this year due to COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Flag makers from Agartala who used to get bulk orders ahead of Independence Day said that this year, they have received no orders and retail sales have also taken a hit. Talking to ANI, Swapan Saha, a flag maker and seller said, “For last 30 years, I have been making flags and there were four to five persons who were also engaged with me in the work but this time due to the corona and lockdown, I am working alone and could make around 500 flags. Earlier, I used to do the entire work in my shop but now it is closed due to the lockdown and so I made them in my house.”