Punjab polls 2022: Jalandhar's Football Chowk waits to score a goal again

Jalandhar is well-known for manufacturing sports equipment

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Abhilash Mahajan Jalandhar
Football Chowk, as the name suggests, is home to several sporting goods in Jalandhar. But even beyond Football Chowk, sports is quite central to this Punjab town. Cricket bats to gym equipment like dumbbells, barbells, you just name it.

Ahead of the election in Punjab, Vikas Verma, manufacturer of cricketing bats, spoke about the problems in business during the pandemic. Since “sports is not a necessity’’, the business took a toll, he said.

The bat manufacturer had to cut his staff by half in the production and sales side. Apart from other problems, raw material became very expensive.

Gurkirat Singh Kotli, minister for

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First Published: Feb 19 2022 | 11:08 PM IST

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