First to be hit by the pandemic, this sector will take years to make up for the losses, Retail News, ET Retail

Davida Erdahl

It was during the very last week of March, when India went into a lockdown, that enterprises in the place felt the economic brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic. Even so, attire exports as a sector expert the discomfort significantly before any one else, as orders dried up and cancellations commenced from the month of February.

Attire production and export is 1 of the crucial segments in this place with hundreds of makers and exporters. The sector employs about twelve.nine million individuals, of which all over 70% are girls. In a chat with ET Digital, A Sakthivel, Chairman, Attire Export Promotion Council (AEPC), talks about how the sector has dealt with the crisis in the very last few months and the outlook for the foreseeable future.

ET (ET): What was the standing of India’s attire export even before the pandemic started out?
A Sakthivel (AS):
For the very last a

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