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Aligarh lock industry gasping for breath, note ban adds to woes

Earning over Rs 210 crore each year from export of locks and other brass hardware, the lock industry forms the economic foundation of Aligarh

Press Trust of India  |  Aligarh 

Aligarh has been synonymous with locks since the Mughal era but now its struggling lock industry which employs over 1 lakh people is facing grim prospects, with demonetisation adding to its woes. The legendary lock industry in Aliagrh, which is less than 150 kms from national capital Delhi, accounts for almost 75 per cent of the production in the country, earning this city the name of "Tala Nagri" and making "Aligarh lock" not only a distinct brand but a byword for quality. "90 per cent small and cottage scale units, including unregistered ones, have ...


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First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 09:57 IST