As the festival of Makar/Paush Sankranti is just a couple of days away, the demand for rice flour has recorded a rise in Siliguri.
Many people were seen to be purchasing hand-beaten rice flour and jaggery in numerous places. In winter, especially on Paush Sankranti, dishes like pitha puli is among the many that are prepared with the rice flour.
As per sources, the rice flour is being sold at Rs. 60-70 per kilogram.