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Ludhiana hosiery industry hopes business will revive with unlocking


With over 14,000 small and medium units, Ludhiana’s hosiery industry hopes for a revival with easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Punjab and other parts of the country. Punjab’s hosiery and textile sector has been facing huge losses since the last one and half months due to pandemic-induced lockdowns. However, with the reopening of economy and return of migrant workers, manufacturers expect the remaining three months to be good, says Sudershan Jain, President, Knitwear and Apparel Manufacturers Association of Ludhiana.

Ajay Nayyar, Owner, Silver Arc Mall, says, the extension of store timing till 8 pm will boost store traffic. Amit Thapar, Vice-Chairman, Punjab Chapter, CII, adds, the sector, which suffered nearly 30 per cent losses due to the lockdown is expected to recover soon.