GST impact: Implementation blues take a toll on Tirupur businesses

Eighteen months ago, the narrow roads of Khaderpettai market at ‘Dollar Town’ Tirupur in Tamil Nadu was vibrant. This is a stark contrast to what it is today.  Then, mini trucks and vehicles carrying garments shuttled between export units and shops here. Customers, mainly road side-vendors and small retailers, used to sit inside these shops negotiating with the owners for bulk orders.  Now, the roads are empty and the shops deserted. A few of the shop owners have decided to close shop or foray into other businesses. The story is similar on the other side of th.....

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