Garment exporters in Ludhiana have urged the Punjab state government to bail them out of the rising cost of production and stiff competition. A delegation from the Knitwear and Apparel Exporters Organisation recently apprised chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh of the problems and presented a memorandum demanding establishment of a textile cluster there.
Ludhiana needs a big global-class textile cluster with availability of all essential services as a micro, small or medium enterprise cannot afford all types of machines and services like embroidery, printing, knitting, dyeing, and electronic computerized cutting, according to Harish Dua, president of the trade body.
A textile cluster in Ludhiana with all required facilities will solve the problem if machinery is made available at a subsidised cost to members of the cluster, a report in top Indian newspaper quoted Dua as sayng.
To train and mobilize women’s workforce in the state, especially in Ludhiana, is the need of the hour, said Narinder Chugh, executive council member of Apparel Export Promotion Council.