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Amritsar textile industry wants to get back on line

Jul 15, 2021
Amritsar textile industry wants to get back on line


As the second wave of Covid-19 is over, the textile industry in Amritsar wants to revive. There are a large number of units that are engaged in shirting, women’s apparel, shawls, woollens, and blankets. The printing and dress material manufacturers are concerned about the sale of their stuff. Due to the travel restrictions set by Covid-19, the local retailers faced a lot of problems. According to Akhil Jain, Executive Director, Madame, the textile industry is the second largest industry after agriculture in terms of economic growth and employment creation.

He also said that the textile sector had to face the effects of the pandemic in terms of transportation and availability of labour. He said that the repercussions that the pandemic can have on the skilled workforce are well known.  According to him, the demand will not stop even if the volumes decrease.

As per Piara Lal Seth, President, The Shawl Club of India, the local shawl manufacturers have started booking orders and once they will return, the level of success can be judged. He also said that last year also, the manufacturers couldn’t see their shawls due to Covid-19 restrictions.

As per Krishan Sharma, a warp knit fabric manufacturer, as the manufacturers are expecting revival, the artisans and labourers have to be bought from the other states as the factories have resumed work now.

Source – The Tribune

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