Hathras: Purdilnagar glass industry is taking its last breath due to lack of facilities

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Rakesh Varshney
Sikandrau. In the city of Purdilnagar, the business of making glass coral pearls is counting its last breaths. In the dazzle of Chinese glass products that went on the market after 2005, the brilliance of Purdilnagar glass products was suppressed. Gradually the whole market was occupied by Chinese articles. The coral pearl manufacturing units closed one after the other. The manufacturers closed the old work and made a new way of working. Now there are only a few units left that make coral and pearls here, but due to lack of resources and fierce competition from products made in other parts of the country besides China, they also face the challenge of survival.
This work of making coral pearls in Purdilnagar before independence. Before, colorful necklaces with blue, yellow, red and green Suhag bracelets were made here. As the work expanded, many handmade stones began to be made here. Its demand was not only at home but also abroad. In many countries, here they liked the ornaments with gems. The time until 2005 was a golden period for this business, but after that, when Chinese products entered the market, the demand for their products began to decline. Currently, only 10 percent of glass products remain in the city. Employers say that if they get facilities like China, they can attack the teeth of Chinese manufacturers. Dialogue
We are no less than anyone, but for lack of machine, better energy technology, the work here has lagged behind. Glass work now requires a lot of industrial gas, but until now our artisans made works of art in a small kerosene-powered machine. Now some sites make LPG gas items, but they cost more. -Kamal Jakhetia, Producer
To improve this business, it is necessary to form a cluster here. When all facilities are available in one place, the products will also be of good quality. The cost of these will also be reduced, so that we can better compete with Chinese products. Realizing the importance of this business, the government must take steps to encourage it.
Harshkant Kushwaha, former president and producer of panchayat in the city
Since when the demand to include this business in One District-One Product (ODOP) is being made to the state government, but without success. If this company is included in this scheme, it will gain nationwide recognition. The digital platform is needed for the products here. We also came across MP-MLA, but in vain.
Haji Shakeel, producer
The government should provide us with technology, machines and experts. We can make good quality products by learning from them very quickly. We started making iron because the glass business has stopped. Modi ji had once mentioned the glass business to his Mann Ki Baat. That’s when we’re waiting to see when your eyes will be on this business.
-Mohammed Anwar, businessman
These features are necessary
The supply of industrial gas, the digital platform, the availability of machines with modern technology is essential for this business. Before, the goods went from Purdilnagar to Banaras, but now modern machines have been installed there, so the business there is growing rapidly.
These items are made of glass
Currently only products such as bracelets, kadas, small necklaces, etc. are made. Before this work was done in all the houses of the village. Thousands of artisans participated in this work.
The Purdilnagar glass industry at a glance
-20 kilns currently for making glass and hardwood bracelets
Glass artifacts with LGP gas are being produced in about 50 locations.
A craftsman is able to manufacture glass artifacts from -03 to 05 kg
-200 to 300 per kg, this merchandise is sold
-10 million is the annual turnover of this business
The annual turnover of this business was 700 million rupees until 2005.
Entrepreneurs have not taken any initiative in this regard. Therefore, no industry-related proposal has been sent to the government. Entrepreneurs can take advantage of the programs that are being carried out to boost industries.
Dushyant Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Center for the Promotion of Business and Industries of the District

Rakesh Varshney

Sikandrau. In the city of Purdilnagar, the business of making glass coral pearls is counting its last breaths. In the dazzle of Chinese glass products that went on the market after 2005, the brilliance of Purdilnagar glass products was suppressed. Gradually the whole market was occupied by Chinese articles. The coral pearl manufacturing units closed one after the other. The manufacturers closed the old work and made a new way of working. Now there are only a few units left that make coral and pearls here, but due to lack of resources and fierce competition from products made in other parts of the country besides China, they also face the challenge of survival.

This work of making coral pearls in Purdilnagar before independence. Before, colorful necklaces with blue, yellow, red and green Suhag bracelets were made here. As the work expanded, many handmade stones began to be made here. Its demand was not only at home but also abroad. In many countries, here they liked the ornaments with gems. The time until 2005 was a golden period for this business, but after that, when Chinese products entered the market, the demand for their products began to decline. Currently, only 10 percent of glass products remain in the city. Employers say that if they get facilities like China, they can attack the teeth of Chinese manufacturers. Dialogue

We are no less than anyone, but for lack of machine, better energy technology, the work here has lagged behind. Glass work now requires a lot of industrial gas, but until now our artisans made works of art in a small kerosene-powered machine. Now some sites make LPG gas items, but they cost more. -Kamal Jakhetia, Producer

To improve this business, it is necessary to form a cluster here. When all facilities are available in one place, the products will also be of good quality. The cost of these will also be reduced, so that we can better compete with Chinese products. Realizing the importance of this business, the government must take steps to encourage it.

Harshkant Kushwaha, former president and producer of panchayat in the city

Since when the demand to include this business in One District-One Product (ODOP) is being made to the state government, but without success. If this company is included in this scheme, it will gain nationwide recognition. The digital platform is needed for the products here. We also came across MP-MLA, but in vain.

Haji Shakeel, producer

The government should provide us with technology, machines and experts. We can make good quality products by learning from them very quickly. We started making iron because the glass business has stopped. Modi ji had once mentioned the glass business to his Mann Ki Baat. That’s when we’re waiting to see when your eyes will be on this business.

-Mohammed Anwar, businessman

These features are necessary

The supply of industrial gas, the digital platform, the availability of machines with modern technology is essential for this business. Before, the goods went from Purdilnagar to Banaras, but now modern machines have been installed there, so the business there is growing rapidly.

These items are made of glass

Currently only products such as bracelets, kadas, small necklaces, etc. are made. Before this work was done in all the houses of the village. Thousands of artisans participated in this work.

The Purdilnagar glass industry at a glance

-20 kilns currently for making glass and hardwood bracelets

Glass artifacts with LGP gas are being produced in about 50 locations.

A craftsman is able to manufacture glass artifacts from -03 to 05 kg

-200 to 300 per kg, this merchandise is sold

-10 million is the annual turnover of this business

The annual turnover of this business was 700 million rupees until 2005.

Entrepreneurs have not taken any initiative in this regard. Therefore, no industry-related proposal has been sent to the government. Entrepreneurs can take advantage of the programs that are being carried out to boost industries.

Dushyant Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Center for the Promotion of Business and Industries of the District

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