Lotus Farmers of West Bengal

Photographed by - Surit Datta

Adding on the list of struggles, one of the lotus growers also told me about the yielding of the flower getting dropped by every year. This has forced the traders to get dependent on the import due to the high demands. And hence, the few lotus growers left are struggling in terms of sales. Storage facilities are also far from the farms. This makes it difficult and expensive on their extent too.

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Meet the Photographer

Surit Datta

Surit Datta, a photographer based in the “City of Joy”, Kolkata. My keen interest lies in clicking self-portraits, street photography and narrating stories through my art and eye. With my experiences and journeys, I bring to people unheard stories that are heart touching and compelling.

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