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Malegaon’s powerloom sector happy by festive season

Sep 15, 2021
Malegaon’s powerloom sector happy by festive season

Malegaon’s powerloom sector is on a revival spree because of the upcoming festival season, with a steady demand for manufactured in the textile town. 

Due to the impact of the second wave of the pandemic, the powerloom sector of Malegaon was adversely affected. Many units were forced to shut down due to the low demand for the product along with the high cost of the material (yarn).

According to Sajid Ansari, President, Powerloom Association in Malegaon, the powerloom sector here is on a revival spree and over 75-80% powerlooms have started to operate again in phases. This has allowed around 1.5 Lakh workers to return to work.

The sector has now been receiving orders from states like Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Mumbai because there will be more demand for new clothes during the festive season. The powerloom produces grey cloth from yarn like cotton and polyester and later sell them to the traders. This cloth is then processed, printed, and dyed before it is sent for stitching.

According to Raees Ansari, the Powerloom owner, around 80 meters of grey cloth is made by one powerloom unit. Many units are operating in two shifts, six days a week, to ensure that the product is supplied in time. He also said that the main concern is the high cost of yarn which furthers impacts the cost of the final material.

Source – The Times Of India

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