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Textile clusters in Maharashtra on a day-long strike December 28

Monday December 27, 2010 11:16:22 PM, ummid.com Staff Reporter

Malegaon: Textile clusters in Maharashtra will stage a day-long strike December 28 in protest against the government's decision to allow cotton export and its negligence to check black-marketing of cotton yarn.

 

"Powerloom clusters across Maharashtra will remain close December 28 to demand immediate ban on cotton and cotton yarn export, and to urge the government to check black-marketing of cotton yarn", Faizan Azmi, president of Maharashtra Powrloom Federation said while speaking to ummid.com on phone.

 

"The powerloom industry in Maharashtra is under crisis ever since the government allowed cotton export. Black-marketing of cotton yarn and exploitation-tactics of traders worsened the situation even further", he said. 

 

"Since last few months, we were continuously appealing to the government to look into the matter. When it did not pay any heed to our demands, we decided to observe one day strike", he added.

 

Maharashtra has an estimated 1.1 million powerlooms in the state and nearly 3 million laborers are working in the industry. The total number of powerlooms in Mahrashtra is almost half of that in India.

 

Due to the strike, powerloom units spread in the areas like Malegaon, Bhiwandi, Ichalkiranji, Sholapur, Dhule, Veeta, Yeola, Nagpur, Kamptee, Tarapur and other places in Maharashtra will remain close for a day.

 

 

 


 

 

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