Valley marriage industry runs into rough weather, courtesy frequent rains
Srinagar, June 18: With persistent rains and inclement weather playing spoilsport with the marriage season in the Valley, the wedding industry has suffered huge losses due to cancellation of joy functions.
According to market observers a good number of marriage functions in the past two months have been cancelled across the Valley due to persistent rough weather conditions, with families preferring to solemnize Nikah ceremonies only. “This has affected the wedding industry in the Valley with people associated with it facing huge losses,” they said.
Many chefs and butchers who talked to Greater Kashmir said that had incurred huge losses due to the cancellation of the functions.
“The marriage season picks up in the Valley at the beginning of May. But this time the persistent rains played a spoilsport, while the frequent shutdowns further worsened the situation,” said Muhammad Rasheed, a chef.
“While many functions were cancelled, others that were celebrated were held at low key by reducing the quantity of guests,” he added.
Interestingly, the newspaper columns were filled during past three or four weeks with ads conveying ‘marriage cancellations.’
“Bad weather is not new thing for Kashmir, since decades during inclement weather we have been managing the marriage ceremonies. But the problem presently is that we have bad roads and poor connectivity at almost every place here with drains being dug everywhere. Therefore the rains create more problem as most of the places remain water logged,” said 70-year old, Muhammad Niyaz
“Many places get submerged with even slight rains,” he added.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 18 Jun 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 18 Jun 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 19 Jun 2010 00:00:00 IST
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