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Despite surging demand for leather and leather product exports, Kanpur's tannery owners are struggling to overcome several challenges Buffeted by the pandemic, MSMEs manufacturing auto ancillary components in the Pune region are pinning their hopes of revival on pent-up demand, growing exports and the electric vehicle disruption underway. The seismic digital wave that most traditional industries are currently surfing on has swept SMEs, too. And India's burgeoning start-up ecosystem is its biggest enabler and beneficiary. The period of transformation for SMEs currently underway is throwing up huge business opportunities and going digital is at the centre of it. Soaring cotton yarn prices have underscored why it's time for Tiruppur, and India, to cotton up to synthetics. Smaller neighbours Bangladesh and Vietnam have raced past us in global garment exports. Edible oil prices are shooting up, but industry veterans say prices may have peaked, signalling some respite for household budgets Like other central banks, the Reserve Bank has raised rates to fight inflation. What happens next?
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