Current Status: Reportedly number of units 1200 with direct and indirect employment of nearly 50,000. These units are being operated from households and residential areas since long and are conventionally a family tradition. Reportedly Meerut has around 1000 household specialized in intricate designing and needle work. Mostly female workers and are exploited because of lack of market, aggregator and design upgradation.
Support Required: Industry remains restricted to conventional methods. Problems are like costly input thread, power cost, not able to match import pricing, out of jobs due to new technology machines coming up etc.There is a demand for industry-park, increase in import duty, developing centralized designing, testing facility, yarn shining, finishing and latest packing facilities.Marketing and technology are the concerns.Cluster and SHG are the possible options.