Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Narsingdi handloom units vexed over smuggling of Indian fabric
Narsingdi handloom units vexed over smuggling of Indian fabric
Aug '08
Handloom factories in Bangladesh are in a critical situation as hundreds of these manufacturing units in Narsingdi district including Jamdani, Katan and Benarashi are witnessing a setback due to ever increasing prices of yarns and dyes and uncontrolled smuggling of Indian fabrics in the local markets.

Experts observing the market have opined that a handful of deceitful yarn and chemical dye traders are purposely creating a shortage of yarn and dye. Under such gloomy situation, handloom factory owners have been forced to halt operation and pull shutters down, rendering nearly one lakh weavers and workers jobless.

According to the figures revealed by the District Handloom Training Center, there were some 25,000 handloom factories in the district which were engaged in the production of saris, lunges, napkins, bed-sheet, and scarfs among others. But the prevalent sky-rocketing prices of yarn and dye and the unchecked illegal import of Indian fabric have compelled nearly 50 percent of the weavers to quit their traditional jobs.

Consequences to this market scenario were also just as obvious. Factories which earlier flourished due to buoyant domestic demand are now running out of business due to unreasonably high prices of yarns and dyes and stiff competition posed by Indian fabrics which are priced comparatively more attractive.

Government needs to step in for bringing about a remedy to this situation, for which, checking illegal trade must be the priority. Further, market stability can only be restored by adopting anti-inflationary measures which alone can bring down the prices of the basic raw material making production more sustainable if not thriving.

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 27th Apr 2017

Maharashtra govt working on second textiles policy

The textiles department of the government of Maharashtra is working...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Apr 2017

EC takes action to make garment sector more sustainable

The European Commission (EC) has presented a set of focused actions...

Textiles | On 27th Apr 2017

Seven new organisations join ZDHC Programme

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme from...

Interviews View All

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

Evelyne Cholet

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Angelina Francesca Cheang

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

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

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

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


Browse Our Archives


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