The country is celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence on the completion of 75 years of independence. On this occasion, the central government has given a call to hoist the tricolor under the 'Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan' from August 13 to 15. Due to this campaign of the government, the sale of flags has increased manifold this year. The businessmen making flags are getting the direct benefit of this campaign. Those who are expected to sell 25 to 30 crore tricolors due to this move of the government.
Flags made of polyester and machines approved
This time the central government has also given permission to hoist flags made of polyester and machine. Most of its orders have been received by the businessmen of Surat in Gujarat. Traders say that every year from August 15, 200 to 250 crore tricolors are sold. But this year their sales can reach Rs 500 to 600 crores. Traders associated with South Gujarat Textile Processors Association told Amarujala that Surat traders have received orders for 10 crore flags. Earlier the tricolor was made of khadi and second cloth only. But now changing the Indian Flag Code, the government has approved making flags from polyester and machines as well. In view of this, many traders have also started the work of making tricolor for the first time. The orders that these traders have received, most of these flags have been given by the central government and some orders have also been given by the state government. Government-ordered flags will be 16x24 and 20x30 inches,
Here the flag traders of Delhi have also got bigger business this year than last year. Around 4 to 5 crore flags are expected to be sold here. Whereas only 40 to 50 lakh flags were sold on the first Independence Day. Vivek Jain, a wholesaler of flags in Sadar Bazar, says in a conversation with Amar Ujala that this time the order to make 10 lakh tricolors has been received by small traders. This is the first time that so many orders have been received by small traders. Half of these orders have been received from the central government and half from private companies. Not only this, factory owners of industrial areas are also buying tricolor for their employees this time. The company's poly cotton 20x30 inch tricolor flag costs Rs 22 to 23.
Sales increased 50 times, 25 lakh flags are being made every day
Meanwhile, it has become difficult for flag makers in Delhi to meet the demand. The situation is that it has become difficult for the traders and manufacturers to meet the huge demand of the national flag. Traders have claimed that the sale of all types of tricolor has increased 50 times since the campaign was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 22. However, there is always a demand for a medium-sized national flag. Traders are preparing about 25 lakh flags every day. But the demand is even higher. Orders are coming from all over India. Because there is a shortage of flags in the states of the country. So from where people can get. Getting flags from there.
Tricolor flags of many states are being prepared
According to the Confederation of All India Traders, Tricolor flags are being prepared on a very large scale in the states of Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Bihar, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh etc. work is going on. Flags from small to large sizes are not only being prepared. Rather, the work of supplying these flags across the country is also going on. On July 20, by amending the flag code, the rules for placing the national flag on the houses have been simplified. According to them, now people can put up the national flag in their homes day and night. After this amendment, more speed has been seen in buying tricolor flags.