This year, gold jewellery and silverware were purchased for more than Rs 9000 crore. Besides, this Diwali also brought a sizeable business to the tune of Rs 15,000 crore for packaging commodity.
A majority of jewellery outlets in both Bhubaneswar and Cuttack saw brisk business of gold, silver and diamond jewellery on Tuesday to mark Dhanteras.
Jewellers saw consumers returning to offline shopping as footfalls increased by 40 per cent when compared to the year-ago period.
Traders also said footfalls are expected to pick up after 11.30 am (Muhurat timing) and will continue till Wednesday morning.
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