Move on to promote Maluti based Terra-Cotta products

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*Picture shows Jharkhand Tourism Department Secretary Bandana Dadel and others at Maluti temples in Dumka on February 26,2015

Jharkhand Secretary(Tourism) Vandana Dadel today visited Maluti village in Dumka district and took stock of its temples.

She talked to Gopal Das Mukherjee,a retired teacher who had worked hard to protect and promote 13th century AD made temples of Maluti.She told the villagers that Maluti based artists who produced items of terra cotta-a type of earthenware-will be promoted by the state government.

Incidentally,terra cotta is a clay-based unglazed or glazed ceramic, where the fired body is porous.The artists of Maluti welcomed Dadel’s announcement.

“We are proud of the state government that it has taken up the cause of Maluti finally”,said Narendra Barwan,a terra-cotta artist.

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