Nearly 28 years after the Narasimha Rao Government initiated economic reforms, there are still some acts / legislation that stifle production and impede growth. Chief among these are the Hank Yarn Packing Order introduced way back in 1974. Handloom Reservation Order and inflexible labour laws such as engaging a worker for more than 48 hours a week, employing women in night shifts etc., They have outlived their utility and should be scrapped altogether to pave the way for smooth operation of industrial units in the country.