Karur, a small town 70 kms. from Trichy is generating a lot of income from Home furnishing exports and Trichy is playing its part in the commerce. Trichy has about 30 small scale industries with mechanized garment stitching units. A sections of exporters from Karur is regularly placing orders with them for towels, aprons, pillow covers and screens. Under the aegis of the STED ( Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development) Project, Tiruchi District Tiny and Small Scale Industries’ Association helps them with loans and training on mechanized units. Each unit employs about 14 people mostly women. The number of export units that are stared are carefully controlled in order to keep the existing units profitable but more on their way.
Source : The Hindu.