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Cotton flag industry booming in Coimbatore after plastic ban

Coimbatore’s cotton flag industry is experiencing a surge in its market. This is after Centre’s warning to all states asking them to not use plastic flags ahead of Independence Day celebrations on August 15. These tricolour cotton flags are designed in various sizes ranging from 8 inches to 12 feet long. The cotton flag industry was experiencing a drop in sales, because of the easy price of plastic flags. Kerala was the biggest industry for cotton flags as the state had already imposed partial plastic ban. Supply of tricolour cotton flags is on the rise in Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. One of the cotton flag shop owners said that more than one lakh flags are ready now. Synthetic paper flags are also an eco-friendly alternative to plastic flags