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Surat’s MMF sector to stay closed till May 3

Apr 28, 2020
Surat’s MMF sector to stay closed till May 3

While some industries in south Gujarat resumes manufacturing activities from April 20 with the central government offering partial relaxation, man-made fabric (MMF) units in Surat will continue to remain under lockodown till May 3. The power loom weaving and textile processing units located in the city’s outskirts have decided to stay closed till May 3.

The reason for the decision is that textile markets, key component in the entire value chain, are located in the coronavirus hotspot areas, including Ring Road, Salabatpura, Saroli and Sahara Darwaja, and won’t get permission to start operations soon.

Out of the total 6.5 lakh power loom machines in the city, about 3.5 lakh are installed outside the city limits at Palsana, Kadodara, Sachin, Kim-Pipodara, Sayan and Laskana. Even the majority of the textile processing units are in the outskirts like Palsana, Sachin and Jolva.

None of the weaving or textile processing units have come forward with the application to the district administration to resume manufacturing activity from April 20.