Hathras: Handloom business lost to expensive cotton

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Newsroom, Amar Ujala, Hathras
Cotton prices rose by 10 to 15 rupees per kg during the Corona period. Another difficulty arose as the entrepreneurs came up with a plan to get the business back on track.
It is noteworthy that there are around 100 hand-weaving mills in the district. Five to six thousand people work in these factories. From here the goods go to states such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh etc. Due to Corona, this business is coming to a complete standstill these days. Employees worry about their lives. That’s why he’s not working.
Now that the infection rate is falling, entrepreneurs are making the decision to start business again, then their troubles have increased due to the rise in cotton prices. The raw materials in different colors have increased by 10 to 15 rupees per kg, so the hand-weaving traders are now also expecting a special package for the industry from the government.
The price of No. 6 cotton has increased from 37 to 48 rupees. 10 cotton has become 93 rupees. That being said, there has been an increase of Rs 10 to 15 per kg in other raw materials. Now consider starting the business after Corona. The sudden rise in prices made it difficult.
-Vasudev Mahour, handloom businessman
The district is known for hand weaving in other provinces. Corona has derailed the industry. Attempts are now being made to get the business back on track, so increasing the price of cotton has become difficult. This also increases the cost of goods.
-Vijay Kumar Sharma, handloom businessman

Newsroom, Amar Ujala, Hathras

Cotton prices rose by 10 to 15 rupees per kg during the Corona period. Another difficulty arose as the entrepreneurs came up with a plan to get the business back on track.

It is noteworthy that there are around 100 hand-weaving mills in the district. Five to six thousand people work in these factories. From here the goods go to states such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh etc. Due to Corona, this business is coming to a complete standstill these days. Employees worry about their lives. That’s why he’s not working.

Now that the infection rate is falling, entrepreneurs are making the decision to start business again, then their troubles have increased due to the rise in cotton prices. The raw materials in different colors have increased by 10 to 15 rupees per kg, so the hand-weaving traders are now also expecting a special package for the industry from the government.

The price of No. 6 cotton has increased from 37 to 48 rupees. 10 cotton has become 93 rupees. That being said, there has been an increase of Rs 10 to 15 per kg in other raw materials. Now consider starting the business after Corona. The sudden rise in prices made it difficult.

-Vasudev Mahour, handloom businessman

The district is known in other provinces for its hand-weaving. Corona has derailed the industry. Attempts are now being made to get the business back on track, so increasing the price of cotton has become difficult. This also increases the cost of goods.

-Vijay Kumar Sharma, handloom businessman

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( News Source – Amar Ujala )

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