After a gap of almost 20 months, Orient Craft has started its unit in Ranchi (Jharkhand). As of now, production has started in the Hotwar unit and soon the Irba unit will also start producing garments.
Pooja Singhal, Secretary-Industries, Jharkhand said that the state is doing its best to push the textile industry so that local youth can get jobs in the state.
Almost 5,000 workers had lost their jobs when the company had closed its operations in Ranchi.
Gaurav Sehgal, CEO told that production was stopped as there were no orders due to the lockdown; however, production has now started on the initial level and once both units will use their full capacity, around 10,000 workers will get the jobs.
Notably, Orient Craft, once a leading apparel exporter, was the first company to start garment manufacturing in Ranchi. After Orient Craft, Arvind Ltd., Matrix Clothing and few other leading players started their operations in Ranchi.
The Jharkhand Government has also extended its existing textile policy for a year. The policy, which was supposed to complete on 19 September 2021, is now extended till 18 September 2022. And in this one year, new policy will be framed.