The knitters and the manufacturers in the biggest textile industry in India at Ludhiana, Punjab, are happy with the provisions announced for them in the Union Budget released on February 28, 2013, by the Finance Minister.
Inflation is leading to slowdown in the industry producing oil expeller machinery and its parts in Ludhiana. The manufacturers in the industry are facing problems in securing orders, and then, meeting them on time.
Increasing yarn prices are adversely affecting business for garment manufacturers in Ludhiana. Customers will now have to shell out more money to buy clothes, as prices are all set to double soon, according to garment manufacturers.
Electroplating units in Ludhiana, Punjab, are shutting shop owing to a crackdown by the state's pollution control board. Many industrialists are changing their line of work to be able to earn a livelihood.
Agriculture implements manufacturers in Punjab’s Moga district blame the state government for their sorry state of affairs. Among other things, Moga’s SMEs are demanding railway connectivity between Moga and the national capital region, according to an industry body.
Smaller auto component manufacturers in Ludhiana would fare better if the Punjab government provided them with subsidies and cheaper business loans, according to manufacturers.
Ludhiana’s knitwear industry is on the decline owing to the lack of government support, according to manufacturers based in that city. The city has over 10,000 textile manufacturing units, both small and medium units put together, employing over 10 lakh people.
In Punjab, the proposed launch of international flights at the Chandigarh airport would affect tourist inflows into Amritsar, and lead to commercial loss to the Amritsar city, local traders said. Amritsar is the only city in the Punjab state to have an international airport. The state government has announced that international flights will operate out of the Chandigarh airport as well.
The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) is blaming industrial units, including dyeing units, in Ludhiana for contaminating the Satluj River with industrial waste-water, but industrialists claim to have done their part and want PPCB to come half way and install a common effluent treatment plant (CETP), according to several dyeing units.
The food industry in Muzaffarpur, Bihar is growing, despite the lack of government support. The reason for this growth is that skilled labourers are returning to their home state, after having worked in Punjab and Haryana, which are at a higher level of industrialization when compared to Bihar.