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Five-member textile industry delegation to meet minister Goyal

Five-member textile industry delegation to meet minister Goyal


Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 26

A five-member industrial delegation is all set to leave for Delhi with the aim of stopping the import of Chinese fabric, which is being brought in in bulk and is under-billed. The delegation will meet Union Cabinet Minister Piyush Goyal in a day or two and seek a resolution of the problem. And in case there is no positive outcome or the industrialists fail to get an assurance from the government, they will protest on March 1 by sitting on railway tracks.

The textile and dyeing industry members had a meeting on the issue with Som Prakash, Union Minister for Industries, late last evening. He assured the industrialists that he would get a meeting fixed with the higher-ups in Delhi.

Talking with The Tribune, Bobby Jindal from Punjab Dyeing Association said that the local BJP leaders are instrumental in convening meetings with the leaders. “Our only concern is that ‘minimum import duty’ should be levied on the fabric being imported from China in bulk,” said Jindal. “When the black sheep in the industry are not be able to get the fabric through unethical channels and there is a curb on under-billing, the local industry would survive. If nothing works out, we all are ready to sit in protest on railway tracks on March 1.”

The affected industrialists said it was high time that some action was taken since the industry was suffering badly all over India — in Punjab, Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Tirupur. “We want the government to levy a minimum Rs 225 per kg on Chinese cloth... It’s being cleared by the Customs at just Rs 50-60 per kg,” said Tarun Jain Bawa, president, Textile Association, Bahadurke road.

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