This Diwali, many housewives in the city are preparing sweets at home for the festival due to fear of adulteration in sweets available in markets.
"Around this time of the year, the worst quality of khoya is available in the market. In the past few months, the price of milk and other raw materials has increased which implies that adulterated sweets are flooding the market," said Nirmala Mishra, a housewife. She added, "After a gap of at least 10 years, I am making for the festival sweets at home. These are at least pure and of better quality besides being cheaper than the ones available in market."