- Title: Indian textile hub sees jump in production activity as COVID cases decline
- Date: 29th August 2021
- Summary: SURAT, GUJARAT, INDIA (AUGUST 28, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF WORKERS OPERATING MACHINES CLOTH BEING PULLED INTO MACHINE MACHINE MAKING CLOTH WORKER OPERATING MACHINE MACHINE FUNCTIONING CLOTH BEING PULLED INTO MACHINE WORKER STITCHING CLOTH (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) PRESIDENT, SOUTHERN GUJARAT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, ASHISH GUJARATI, SAYING: "The production was taking place here (factories) (during the second wave of coronavirus) but the buying was almost nil so, the stock had piled up. But now as the festivals have begun, the stock is being sent out for deliveries. So we feel that this will come in normal inventory. (REPORTER ASKING: What is the growth percent in production as compared to past days?) Earlier, as the stock had piled up so our production was only 50 percent so, now our production has reached around 70 percent." VARIOUS OF WORKER OPERATING MACHINE WORKERS WRITING FINISHED PRODUCTS
- Embargoed: 12th September 2021 09:30
- Keywords: India Surat coronavirus health pandemic production textile industry
- Location: SURAT, GUJARAT, INDIA
- City: SURAT, GUJARAT, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA001ESBZZ9R
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- Story Text: India's textile hub of Surat is seeing increased production ahead of the festive season and as the lockdown restrictions are being eased across the country.
The textile industry is one of the oldest and the most widespread industries in Surat. A major part of the city's population is associated with the textile industry.
The main market for Surat's textile products is India and other Asian countries. Around 90 percent of polyester used in India comes from Surat. The Middle East is a major market for Surat's textile products.
The second wave of the pandemic caused huge losses to the industry with some production taking place even when the pandemic was at its peak but the stocks had piled up with no buyers.
However, as the economy is reopening amid declining cases in the country and restrictions being eased, traders have been able to transport their products to other states that has led to an increase in production.
"Our production was only 50 percent so, now our production has reached around 70 percent," said President, Southern Gujarat Chamber Of Commerce and Industry, Ashish Gujarati.
India reported 45,083 new coronavirus infections and 460 deaths on Sunday (August 29), according to data from the health ministry, driven by surging cases in the southern state of Kerala.
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