August 02, 2022 As a part of the Union Ministry of Culture’s campaign under the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, to mark 75th year of India’s Independence, Har Ghar Tiranga (every household to display the Tricolour) campaign from 13 to 15 August is keeping apparel factories busy in flag making.
In Noida and other parts of Delhi-NCR, hundreds of companies are producing tricolour.
The Uttar Pradesh Government has issued orders of 2 crore flags and out of those around 50 lakh are being produced in Noida alone.Notably, many factories are making flags on war footing, and have to deliver the same on a priority basis.
In some factories, workers do feel a sense of pride as they connect the manufacturing of the tricolour with their love for the country.
The Union Government has urged everyone to hoist flag at home on Independence Day (15 August). Various departments are actively involved to ensure the same happens.
The Assam Government has also announced that 80 lakh tricolour flags will flutter from every household of the state on 15 August. The Government said that the flags will be available in the co-operative stores across the state at a price of Rs. 18 each.
Noble Textiles, one of the largest textile manufacturing units, in Boragaon of Guwahati is also busy ever since it has received orders of making over 5 lakh flags within the 10 August deadline.
The company, making 15,000 to 18,000 flags per day, has so far delivered around 60,000 flags.
Debojani Das, a tailor in Noble Textiles, said“This is for the first time that I am stitching a national flag, but I am never tired of making them. I make around 500 to 550 flags per day.”
Anticipating an increase in demand for tri-colour, traders association is tying up with textile manufacturers across the country to increase the supply of the national flag. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said that people are already visiting markets in large numbers to buy the national flag tricolour to join the campaign.
The trade body has asked its various state chapters to contact fabric manufacturers in their respective states and push them to make more tricolour flags.
Currently, various sizes of tricolours are available in the market, ranging from Rs. 10 to Rs. 150. To make it easy for people to purchase the national flag, the Cultural Affairs Ministry has suggested sizes of 20″x30″, 16″x24″ and 6″x9″.