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UP floor covering hub seeks tech upgradation

The floor covering-producing units in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, need technological upgradation to be at par with the rapidly changing needs of the consumers, according to manufacturers.

There are over 600 micro units in the industry,  manufacturing  handmade carpets and industrial floor covering. It employs 2,500 people, and has  a collective annual turnover of over Rs.  3 crore.

“The industry largely produces   handmade  products, and does not involve any type of technology in the production process.  There should be technological upgradation in the industry for   it to grow,” said Pratap Kumar, a manufacturer.

“Technological upgradation will help  the units  reduce their dependency on labour and  provide good finishing to the products. It would also help reduce the time taken in production,  ultimately leading to more margins for the manufacturers,” Kumar said.

“The adoption of technology  will help manufacturers generate modern designs and  reduce the cost of labour,” said Deepak Kumar, another industry veteran.

There is also a need to set up a testing laboratory to ensure better quality of products. The laboratory  would not only promote  high-quality products, but also improve  linkages between the industry and the external world,” he added. “We have appealed to the state government  several  times to provide subsidies  to the manufacturers, to help them install better infrastructure. We hope the government will soon fulfil our demands,” he said.