Exodus of migrants hits garment, knitwear hubs, Retail News, ET Retail

Kolkata: Garment and knitwear hubs throughout the nation from Ludhiana to Tirupur are going through lack of tailors and finishing personnel as hundreds of thousands of migrant staff who had been engaged in these careers have remaining for their hometowns amid the nationwide lockdown.

While a area of the industry is attempting to woo the migrant staff by featuring incentives, other folks are approaching governments of states such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, wherever these staff appear from, to encourage them to return, industry insiders reported.

“There is an acute lack of all those who stitch clothes and also all those engaged in ironing and pressing of the clothes,” reported Rahul Mehta, main mentor of Clothing Makers Affiliation of India (CMAI), the country’s oldest garment industry affiliation centered in Mumbai, as factories begin to reopen right after extra than two months of Covid-19 lockdown.

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