COVID Hits Footwear Industry in Agra, Exports Drop

Footwear Industry
Agra Footwear Industry

New Delhi: The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic hits massive impact in the footwear industry in Agra as exports drop an exporter said.

“The countries of the middle-east, like Dubai, where our shoes are exported…sometimes Covid-19 lockdown is imposed in India and when it opens here, lockdown is imposed in those countries, and vice-versa,” an exporter said yesterday.

“For past one-and-half years we’ve been facing difficulties in running manufacturing units. We have to pay electricity bills, salary to staff and we’re running out of money. The delivery of the shoes to other countries is also halted at a very large scale,” a shoe exporter said.

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