This is an old industry, which has steadily been gaining popularity across the country. The manufacturers have been striving for the growth of the industry.
There are over 500 units in the industry, which manufacture wedding cards, visiting cards, corrugated boxes, calendars, magazines, papers and cartons, among other products. It employs over 3,000 people, and earns a collective annual turnover of nearly Rs. 500 crore. The industry exports its products to almost all parts of the country, but is yet to enter the international market.
“We have been doing everything on our own, and have never received any help from the state government. About a decade ago, the condition of the industry was not so good. All of us have worked hard to grow in this business,” says Randhir Saini, owner of Mukta Paper Works.
“Even the younger generation has started joining us, to help us bring changes in the working style of the industry. We now have more designs and are more creative in our work, as we have started using high-tech machinery,” he says.
“ We do face several problems, such as irregular supply of electricity, lack of proper financial support from state government agencies to micro and small units, and lack of linkages with clients,” says Parmod Juneja, owner of Reet Publishing House.
“The state government should set up testing laboratories in the area to ensure better quality of products,,” he says.