Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Gloom surrounds over Gorakhpur looms
Gloom surrounds over Gorakhpur looms
20
May '08
Few years back, handloom industry of Gorakhpur district was considered to be one of the most flourishing sector as it not only provided employment to hundreds of weavers but also played a significant role in boosting the economy of the region.

However, with passage of time things have taken a sour turn, and the cottage industry is now on a verge of collapse.

Some of the reasons like lack of promotion, rise in electricity prices, high rates of raw materials and lesser of export orders have played a vital role in the closure of small scale industry. Although, in a bid to provide yarn at a cheap rate the State Government had started nearly fourteen weaving mills but those mills are closed now.

Even the weavers are going through rough phase as the continuous shut downs are resulting in lot of unemployment. As a result, weavers are now opting for other alternatives, and have started migrating to other states in search of jobs.

The people associated with this sector are blaming the Government for not paying due attention to the industry that was once the backbone of the district.

The remaining few handloom units are finding it extremely difficult to operate under such working conditions. The only support they want from the Government is to stop announcing new pro-textile tycoon policies.

It is alarming to see, that more than 500 units switched over other trades in order to earn living. This has indirectly affected the small dyeing and cotton yarn units that were linked with handloom industry.

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th May 2017

Huntsman and Clariant to have merger of equals

Huntsman Corporation and Clariant have announced that their boards of ...

Courtesy: CBRE

Apparel/Garments | On 25th May 2017

European cities preferred for retailer expansion: CBRE

European cities were the preferred new destination for international...

Apparel/Garments | On 25th May 2017

Guess records $458.6 million revenue for Q1 2018

For the first quarter of fiscal 2018, the net revenue of American...

Interviews View All

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Milind Khandwe
Hindoostan Innovation Centre

‘Modern technical textile is an indispensable tool for science and...

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search