Today is the 7th National Handloom Day. The handloom industry is one of the essential part of the cultural heritage of Panipat. Machinery may have given a new dimension to the handloom industry, but even today, Panipat is recognized in the world in the handmade industry. Handmade handlooms products are most liked by Americans and Europeans.
Exporter Raman Chhabra says that even today 50% of our total export (17 thousand crores) is of handloom i.e. hand made products. Even today, not only Pit Loom-Khadi, but Charkha is also being used here. Exporter Vinod Dhamija says that both our business and industry will grow very fast in the coming times.
The handloom industry in Panipat existed even before independence, but then blankets were made on pit looms. Ramesh Puhal, who wrote a book on Nandlal, says that Utsad Nandlal, who settled in Rohtak from Pakistan, was brought to Panipat after finding the government. Then Nandlal started the pit. That remains our identity.
Today Panipat has a handloom business of 120 thousand crores. In which there are the domestic businesses of more than 90 thousand crores and exports more than 17 thousand crores. Chhabra says that China's 2000 crore business has got to the exporters of Panipat for the first time contains polyester products.
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