Surat Powerlooms To Cut Down Production

Surat Powerlooms To Cut Down Production

The powerloom weavers in Surat, the country’s biggest man-made fabric (MMF) centre, have decided to keep their units closed for two days a week to cut down production in the face of dwindling demand for fabrics and rising price of yarn.

A meeting in this connection was held last week where weavers from various industrial areas have unanimously decided to keep their units shut for two days in a week. The decision has been taken to reduce over-production in the weaving units.

Leaders of the powerloom weaving sector said that around 90 per cent of the weaving units in the city have implemented the two days closure starting from April 1. The weavers are also likely to take decision on cutting down the wages of the textile workers in the coming days.

Devesh Patel, president of Ved Road Weavers’ Association said that production of polyester fabric is all set to reduce due to the two-day closure of units in a week. The weavers will keep their units closed on weekends in order to bring down production.

According to Industry sources, the demand of polyester fabric in domestic and international market has decreased in the last two months following economic downturn and the increasing prices of fuel and inflation.

President of Federation of Gujarat Weavers’ Association (FOGWA), Ashok Jirawala said the two days closure has been implemented in the weaving units starting from April 1 to arrest the dwindling demand of fabrics and increasing prices of yarn. The yarn spinners have been taking the benefit of the anti-dumping duty on various yarns imported into the country.