On Friday, after inaugurating a new district in West Burdwan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated a Misti Hub in Burdwan with a remote control from the Asansol Police Line.
The Misti Hub has come up at an approximate cost of around Rs 2.51 crore. The Misti Hub will have 15 shops. Banerjee had announced the Misti Hub while inaugurating Maati Utsav in Burdwan in 2016. She had directed the concerned officials to take necessary steps so that the construction work could be completed on time. Following the Chief Minister's instructions, the construction work was done on a war footing. Ever since the announcement, the members of Burdwan Sitabhog Mihidana Traders' Welfare Association (BSMTWA) started receiving orders for sweets including langcha, mihidana and sitabhog. The announcement of constructing of Misti Hub has already seen a tremendous response from the people across the state.
The decision of constructing a Misti Hub was taken after considering the business potential of the locally-made traditional sweets in various parts of the state. The traditional sweets of Burdwan would be sold in small packets in all the outlets of Biswa Bangla. The Chief Minister also announced that the same sweets will also be marketed abroad. A member of the BSMTWA said that a particular standard will be maintained to prepare the sweets in the hub. He also said that they have also got the GI certification that will allow no one else to use the technique to prepare sitabhog and mihidana.