Guwahati: The Guwahati Uzan Bazar, known for fish market has witnessed huge gathering on the occasion of Uruka(community feasting). Many varieties of fish were the attraction of the market.
Its a traditional for Assamese to buy fish on the day Uruka. Uruka is all about community feasts, feasting by the bonfire and merry-making.
Fish like chital, Barali, Bhokua in Uzanbazar fish market ranges from Rs. 600 to Rs 36,00 Fish like chital, Barali, Bhokua in Uzanbazar fish market ranges from Rs. 600 to Rs 36,000.
In Uzan bazar Bhokhua fish was sold for Rs 40,000. Syrocketing prices of fish has been the problem for the buyers but still people are seen purchasing fishes for the market.
Meanwhile, people were seen buying fishes for their family. Today, Assam is celebrating Uruka where community fest were organised and people from all walks of life gathered at the same roof to celebrate the festival.
“I have taken a chital fish cost around Rs 1000. The prices of fish has increased compared to last year. Every year during Uruka, I come to Uzan Bazar fish market to buy fish. Due to skyrocketing price, the people are facing some problem,” said a resident of Guwahati.
Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu is a harvest festival in Assam celebrated by Assamese in the month of Magh, which fall on mid January.
On the other hand, Sumanandra nath Deka distributed fish among the people in Guwahati. He distributed 1200 kgs of fish to 1200 families in Guwahati.
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