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India's textile hub faces challenge of preserving environment

Cheap fashion is a part of many of our lives, but have you ever thought about where those low-cost garments come from? Many are made in India. This report takes us to the southern city of Tirupur, the country's textile capital.

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The industry there employs around half a million people and exports clothes to Europe and the US. But according to a local NGO, this success has come at a high price for the environment, with dyeing factories polluting the city's main river.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elom Marcel Toble

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