After the government’s announcement on increasing basic customs duty (BCD) on imported MMF fabrics from 10 per cent to 25 per cent in October, the largest man-made fabric (MMF) hub of India, Surat is still awaiting Central Government’s official notification in this connection. According to industry leaders, import of fabrics, especially from China, has increased sharply post-GST at almost 30 per cent while Surat’s power loom weavers who manufacture 4 cr mtr of fabrics per day, have been reduced to 1.5 cr mtr per day post-GST and more than 50,000 textile workers rendered jobless.