Coconut fibre markets down; labourers hit
Due to the decreasing markets for coconut fibre, which is a cottage industry in East Godavari district, labouers working in the fibre processing factories are losing their jobs. Many of these units are facing closure. Coconut fibre is used in making many articles, including seats for RTC buses, mattresses and decorative articles. The workers are urging the government to take steps to improve their business.