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Tiruppur eyes US$2-bn opportunity from PPE business

South India’s cotton knitwear capital, Tiruppur, is doing its best to augment production as demand for personal protection equipment  has unearthed a $2-billion worth business opportunity this fiscal year. Industry body Tiruppur Exporters Association has been pushing around 200 manufacturers to improvise on products to meet global standards.

“As of now, we are only supplying within India but once we get the technology and the export market opens up, there is a vast potential to scale up,” exporters association general secretary TR Vijaya Kumar told reporters. This could be a ₹10,000-15,000 crore revenue opportunity this year, according to his estimates.