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Tangail weavers lose jobs with rising yarn prices
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Jul '10
Weavers in Tangail are irritated over increasing prices of yarn, as they are barely able to make profit from sales, amidst sky-rocketing cost of production.

On an average, the bundle (40 bundles = 1 bale) cost of different counts of yarn has increased by Tk 300 – 600 and hence, the cost of manufacturing of goods such as sarees, has also increased.

More over, the price of bale has also increased by Tk 10,000 to Tk 20,000 within just a month, after the national budged for fiscal 2010-11 was declared. In addition, the raw material cost such as that of dye, paper, chemical and barley has also been rising on a weekly basis.

Most of the handloom factories, spread across Kalihati, Sadar and Deldaur upazilas have shut down as they were incurring losses, thereby, resulting in unemployment.

A handloom owner stated that, she had to sell off eight of her handlooms owing to anomalous rise in yarn prices. Similar is the situation of hundred other handlooms, which have shut operations and are lying idle.

As per Tangail Sadar and Kalihati Basic Centres of Bangladesh Tant Board officials, there exist around 37,222 handlooms in 10,000 small and big handloom firms and more than 70,000 weavers have been working under the Basic Centres at various upazilas in the district.

Of these, 18,573 handlooms across 3,000 firms are situated at Balla, Rampur, Mominnagar, Kamanna, Kazibari, Singair, Kurail, Darikhashila and Behalabari villages under the Balla union at the Kalihati upazila. Around 20,000 weavers including handloom owners are working in these factories.

The acclaimed Tangail sarees, such as Benarashi and Jamdani are created by weavers in the district. These sarees are then traded across Bangladesh, at various weekly markets and exported mainly to India. But weavers of the district are upset, as with the increasing yarn prices, the rates of sarees have not increased and therefore, they are earning in losses.

In 1990, districts such as Kalihati, Delduar, Sadar, Basail and Mirzapur upazilas had more than 120,000 handlooms and 2 lakh weavers. But currently, merely a third of these handlooms are in existence and the rest have ceased operations in the last few years, owing to sudden rise in production cost. Weavers losing their jobs have moved in to India.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


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