With more sponsors, Kolkata set to celebrate a grander Durga Puja this time

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The biggest festival in Kolkata is all set to have more glitz this year with the average budget of Durga Puja committees going up by 8-12 per cent, thanks to higher sponsorship. Festivities had been affected last year due to demonetisation, goods and services tax and multiple chit fund scams, which affected sponsorships to Puja committees.The difference will show this year, various puja committees said. For Santosh Mitra Square, in central Kolkata, which enters its 83rd year, the organisers are putting up a pandal in the shape of a chariot made of pure silver. “We came up …
Source: Business Standard