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The Textile Industry Is Awaiting The Raj Budget

Published: February 14, 2023

Despite the fact that Jodhpur is a thriving centre for the handicraft and textile industries, the lack of sufficient space set aside for these sectors has been a barrier to their growth.

According to Ashok Baheti, president of the Jodhpur Textile Association, there is an urgent need for the city’s textile sector to expand and address the problem of effluent producing contamination nearby.

“There are 150–200 scattered textile businesses in Jodhpur. They are not connected to the wastewater treatment plants because they are not in any designated industrial area. There is a significant pollution problem because the effluents are pouring outside, according to Baheti.

The industry urgently need a dedicated location where these dispersed units might be housed and provide a possibility for future growth for these units. continued growth of the sector.

Currently, the treatment facilities are connected to roughly 300 textile units, the majority of which are located in the Basni industrial region. However, the association has been anxiously hoping that the state government will grant a land because there is no longer room for a new unit. Similar to this, Jodhpur’s handicraft sector, which generates significant cash and several jobs, has set its sights on a piece of land specifically designated for producing handcrafted furniture.

Bharat Dinesh, president of the Jodhpur Handicraft Exporters Association, stated that during a meeting with them, chief minister Ashok Gehlot gave them the assurance that a property will be granted shortly for the purpose. “We are still waiting, crossing our fingers that this will become a “The new budget will reflect reality,” Dinesh remarked.

The industry anticipates the handcraft item’s freight subsidy as well. The premium freight rates that are currently charged to deliver the containers of handicrafts to the port are driving up the price of the final product.

“You have to compete with other vendors when you sell on the global market, and the goal is to maintain the price of the product low. It will be a big relief if the fear is supported,” Dinesh added.

The UP government is currently subsidising 40-foot containers by Rs 7,000, and the region’s exporters of handicrafts are anticipating a lump sum payment from this.

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