Jaipur, Mar 5: With the festival of colours 'Holi' round the corner, the colour-manufacturers in Jaipur are working round the clock to meet the demand.
Blessed with some of the finest marble mines in its vicinity, the easy availability of marble powder used in making colour (gulal), has been behind Jaipurs success in making quality dry colours.
"Jaipur is considered as the main hub of gulal as we have an organised production and supply. We ensure that the quality is under control. The powdered colour that we manufacture does not harm the body," said Vijay Seth, a powdered colour manufacturer.
"We have around four to five different kinds of powdered colours. The best-powdered colour is made from maize starch. We then add perfume to it," said Devender Jain, another manufacturer.
'Holi' would be celebrated on March 11 this year.
Jaipur has an edge over manufacturers in other states where starch and certain additives are used in making gulal.
The colours manufactured here are supplied to various states including Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.