There are over 100 units in the industry, which manufacture bulbs and miniatures. Over 5,000 people work in this industry, collectively earning an annual turnover of nearly Rs.4 crore. “We sell our products to almost all parts of the country, and to various other Asian countries too, like Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh. We are looking forward to export to western countries like USA, UK and Canada too,” said Chanderkant, one of the industrialists.
“We can export our products to other countries more efficiently if we are given support by the government. We are often not able to meet the standards that are required to export products to western countries,” he said.
“We face various problems such as lack of innovation and better designing of products. The government has not provided the industrialists with good infrastructure, which adversely affects the process of manufacturing and results in low productivity. There are no testing facilities in the industry, too,” said Dhiraj Kumar, another industrialist.
“The government must provide subsidies to the industrialists to help them in installing modern technology. It should also start a training institute to help the labourers understand the use of modern technology,” he said.