Meerut is known as an industrial hub with several large-scale and small-scale firms. It is famous for the manufacturing of wooden sports goods. And the success of the industry is credited to amity between workers of different religions. The wooden sports items include bats, balls and carrom boards, which are known for their excellent quality. The industry is thriving with the efforts of both the communities. People from different communities have been making these goods for years and they have shared good relations with each other. The success of the industry, made up of workers from different communities, provides a perfect example of communal harmony that exists in the country.