Raw cotton transport, yarn production hit during a lockdown, says textile companies

The textile trade, particularly the hosiery sector, is in a crisis as the production of yarn in factories came to a halt in the wake of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, industry experts said on March 28, 2020.

They said transportation of raw cotton, mostly grown in Maharashtra and Gujarat, to spinning mills is also a major problem now.

“Raw cotton is available in Gujarat and Maharashtra. As the spinning mills are closed due to the lockdown, production of yarn has been greatly affected,” hosiery manufacturing company Dollar Industries MD Vinod Kumar Gupta told PTI.