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- Meerut Sports Market Picks Up, Demand Reaches 30% Due To Indoor Activity And Gym Opening; 700 Units Commissioned In Jalandhar
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40-60% of the workers returned to Jalandhar, but production has not started like before 700 industries have started in Jalandhar. The workers who were returned home are coming back.
- Production started due to increase in demand at local level, 60% laborers also returned but still a loss due to non-export
- Indoor equipment is selling more than outdoor sports
(Eknath Pathak / Shashank Singh) The King of Chess and Queen of Carrom have revived the country's sports goods market. That is, the sports goods market has shone after the equipment and gym opening of indoor games like Chase, Carrom, Badminton, Table Tennis etc. Jalandhar in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut and Punjab are at the top in Asia in making sporting goods.
Jalandhar makes up 70% of the country's sports goods while Meerut exports 45%. The market of Meerut has gained momentum after the lockdown. Demand has reached 30%. Companies have received more orders for equipment for indoor games. At the same time, Jalandhar has started receiving 45% orders.
Production has started in about 700 sports units, including small and big ones. Right now, outdoor sports are banned across the country. Therefore, cricket is the biggest market lock.
Loss of about 125 crores due to non-delivery of goods to other states
Work started at 150 factory in Meerut, not moving to other states. Samadamerth had relaxed the lockdown after 8 June. Therefore, work has started in more than 150 factories in and outside the city. The manufacturing process was closed for 3 months. But now it is slowly starting. However, there is a loss of about 125 crores due to non-delivery of goods to other states.
Jalandhar Sports Industry produces a total of 318 sports goods.
40-60% of the workers returned to Jalandhar, but production has not started like before 700 industries have started in Jalandhar. The workers who were returned home are coming back. About 40 to 60 percent of the workers in Jalandhar have returned. However, production is not happening as before. Like if a unit used to make 20 to 30 thousand rugby balls, then it is making thousand now. Jalandhar Sports Industry produces a total of 318 sports goods.
65% of the country's sporting goods are exported to Britain, America and Europe. Goods from Meerut-Jalandhar are exported to many countries of Britain, Australia, America, Europe. Sportsmen of Meerut say that we export 45% of the goods we make. But it has stopped at the moment.
Sportswear also has a loss of 500 crores
60% of the country's sporting goods is exported. But due to non-export, cricket equipment alone is causing a loss of about 1500 crores. Sportswear also has a loss of 500 crores.
The sports goods industry in the country is going through a bad phase
Currently, demand for goods is at the local level, the demand for goods is more at the local level. However, the goods have started to be made so that whenever there is demand, we can supply. According to Ajay Mahajan, chairman of the Sports Goods Manufacturers and Exporters Association – the sports goods industry in the country is going through a bad phase. The industry is expected to be back on track soon.