The manufacturers have produced over three lakh flags this year in comparison to two lakhs in 2013.

The flags manufactured in Coimbatore are also sent to neighbouring states like Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.

Around 5000 flags are produced per day in Tamil Nadu. The local flag manufacturers said that they have been manufacturing tricolours for the past 40 years.

"This year we are working day and night," said a flag printer.
The national flag production and sales have considerably increased for the last 10 years, he added.

The manufactures hope to sell three lakh flags this year along with Independence Day accessories like tri-colour badges, bands, rings, balloons and hangings.

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