Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Handloom silk producers strike to protest high raw material prices
Handloom silk producers strike to protest high raw material prices
22
Dec '10
Protesting against the rising prices of raw materials, the handloom silk producers from Tamil Nadu have gone on a week-long strike since December 18 onwards, as according to them, if this price rise persists it would cause the manufacturers in the state to suffer a loss of Rs 900 million per day, while the weavers, too, will have to suffer a loss of Rs 30 million per day in wages.

The raw material prices have increased at a greater pace since last year. Raw Kora silk, which was traded at Rs 1,750 per kg in January this year, is now being traded at Rs 3,300 per kg.

This unexpected rise in the raw material prices has jeopardized the business of the silk producing units and has risked the jobs of around one million workers employed there.

Aiming to get a solution for all their problems, these handloom silk manufacturers have raised certain demands before the central as well as the state governments. They have requested the government to immediately fulfil their demands to ban the powerlooms from getting involved into handloom manufacturing, to write off the weavers' loans in banks and to cut down the prices of Kora silk. However, none of their demands have been fulfilled till now.

Thus, in opposition to the non-fulfilment of their demands, the manufacturers have resorted to a week-long strike since December 18, which will continue till December 25.

Furthermore, the manufacturers from districts like Salem, Thiruvarur, Kanchipuram and Thanjavur across the state had a meeting, yesterday, to decide on the future course of action.

Growing weakness of the business has caused a number of weavers and manufacturers to change their occupations. There are around 50,000 manufacturers and looms in the district of Kumbakonam alone, which are now incurring a loss of Rs 15 million a day.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2017

Kering's consolidated revenue growth rises 31.2% in Q1

The consolidated revenue growth for luxury group Kering for the first ...

Courtesy: SKF

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2017

SKF brings predictive maintenance for machinery to India

SKF India, a global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics,...

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2017

CITA to add insufficiently available fabric in CAFTA-DR

The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has ...

Interviews View All

Rashi Menda
Zapyle

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

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

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

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

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

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:
April 2017

April 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