April 17, 2024
Industry

Tiruppur Feels Heat Of Migrant Workers Shifting To Own States

The knitwear garment industry in Tiruppur is facing a shortage of workers as many North Indian labourers have left to work in their own or other nearby states.

“Many workers in Tiruppur from Uttar Pradesh have returned to their home state and industry bodies such as the Tiruppur Exporters Association (TEA) are looking for ways to halt the exodus,” ET reported.

“Around 20 percent of the garment hub’s workers have left and if this trend continues then production could suffer,” TEA President KM Subramanian was quoted as saying.

Many workers who were based in Tiruppur have moved to Noida, which is also an apparel cluster which has come as a boon to its local garment industry.

Uttar Pradesh’s law and order situation has also improved which has made it more attractive to workers.

“We are not feeling the heat of shortage of labourers anymore,” said the Noida Apparel Export Cluster’s President Lalit Thrukal.

“Apparel manufacturers from other states are coming to these areas to set up garment export units. So it will be easier for workers to get jobs,” he added.

“It is also beneficial for the migrant workers from Bihar and Odisha as they are neighbouring states and travel time to homeland will be much less,” Thukral stated.

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