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MP rechargeable torch hub seeks global exposure

The rechargeable torch industry in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, which has been supplying its products across the country, is looking for opportunities to enter international markets, according to manufacturers.

There are over 100 small units in  the industry,  manufacturing rechargeable torches. It employs over 8,000 people, and has  a collective annual turnover of over Rs. 20 crore.

“We supply our products to almost all the parts of the country,  but we have failed to enter the international market. The major reason behind this  is that there is no platform for the manufacturers  to showcase  their products, advertise them and sell them  to  international customers ,” said Harnaik Kumar, a manufacturer.

“The state government must  help the manufacturers  enter   international markets. It should educate them about the modern technologies being used to find clients from abroad,” he said.

“There are some other problems too that the industry is facing,  such as outdated technology  being used  for production. Neither is there  proper availability of raw materials, nor is there awareness of  market trends among the small manufacturers,” Kumar stated.

“The industrialists are not aware of  several laws,  which leads to hurdles in the manufacturing of  products,” said Shantanu Kumar, another manufacturer.