Garment makers are protesting a price increase on yarn.

Protesters urged the Union government to take steps to regulate the price by banning the export of cotton from India . The 40s count yarn is currently priced at 434 cents per kg, compared to 237 last May .

Tirupur: On Saturday, members of the Tirupur domestic garments manufacturers association staged a demonstration in front of the city's main office here, protesting the increase in the cotton yarn price.Protesters urged the Union government to take steps to regulate the price by banning the export of cotton from India.In the beginning of May, the yarn price increased by 40 cents per kilogram on all counts.The 40s count yarn is currently priced at 434 cents per kg, compared to 237 last May.

The garment industry employs tens of thousands of people both directly and indirectly.Nearly half of the garment factories in the district have temporarily cut their production to tide over the price increase, impacting the livelihoods of their employees.Ravichandran also lent its assistance to the Union government's strike on May 16 and 17 to oppose the cotton and yarn price hike.Rajendran issued a statement on Saturday indicating that the price hike has severely affected the garment units in Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, and Karur districts.