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Gloom surrounds over Gorakhpur looms
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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.


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