Hike rates

Dyeing units raise prices, customers affected : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Shivani Bhakoo

Ludhiana, July 9

Due to the high cost of inputs, the payment of large funds to clean up the discharged water and the increase in raw material rates, the Ludhiana Dyeing Association has decided to increase dyeing rates with immediate effect.

The dyeing of polyester and acrylic is increased to Rs 5 per kg while the PC dyeing will be increased by Rs 8 per kg. This decision has shaken the knitting and textile industry, as the cost of yarn will see a sharp increase again.

Ashok Makkar, president of the association, said the measure had to be taken because it was very difficult for the dyeing units to run the show with an increased cost of entry, paying too much to clean the water of the CETP , etc.

“We have already put so much effort into setting up a common effluent treatment station (CETP). In addition, the units pay for the cleaning of discharged water. How can we bear such a financial burden? Sometimes, due to lack of electricity, we run the dyeing units on generators, which is very expensive. After holding several meetings, we came to the conclusion to increase the dye rates,” Makkar said.

Another dyehouse owner, Bobby Jindal, said dyehouses have to spend millions of dollars to get CETP. “On top of that, the cost of raw materials, dye colors, etc. also increased. We’re also here to do business and can’t put out of pocket. But yes, eventually the consumer will have to pay because wire rates will be increased. The end buyer is the customer, who will bear the brunt,” Jindal said.