Sa­gar­mala to boost fur­ni­ture clus­ter de­vel­op­ment

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Paving the way for por­tled in­dus­tri­al­i­sa­tion, the am­bi­tious Sa­gar­mala project will fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing fur­ni­ture clus­ters near Ma­jor Ports. A draft re­port on the na­tional per­spec­tive plan of Sa­gar­mala project says that the de­vel­op­ment of port­based fur­ni­ture clus­ters will help in re­duc­ing the over­all cost of ex­ports from In­dia and counter the Chi­nese dom­i­nance in the world fur­ni­ture mar­ket. In the last 20 years, port-led in­dus­tri­al­i­sa­tion across the world has helped the fur­ni­ture man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tor grow. There is also men­tion of the fact that ports and lo­gis­tics in­fras­truc­ture played a ma­jor role in mak­ing China the big­gest ex­porter of fur­ni­ture, over­tak­ing the Euro­pean mar­kets.

An­other ex­am­ple is Malaysia which is a ma­jor fur­ni­ture ex­porter with clus­ters lo­cated in close prox­im­ity to Ma­jor Ports.

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