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- One Week Detainee Incurred Losses Of Rs 1050 Crore, Seven Lakh Laborers Migrated From The Textile Industry To The Village
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Mandis strictly closed in other states, even a truck cloth is not going.
1050 crore rupees textile business came to a standstill in a week’s closure. So far, 7 lakh workers from the industry have migrated to their villages. Those who are left are also ready to leave. Traders are afraid that the situation will be similar to last year if all the laborers are gone. It would be very difficult to call the workers.
Not only this, it is also a matter of concern that the entire season is not lost. The business, which was rattled by the lockdown last year, gained momentum a month and a half ago, but Corona again braked it. By March 15, 400 trucks of goods were going out, which has been gradually reduced to zero.
Mandis in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kerala and Bihar are closed due to the lockdown. This had affected the business since April. Now, the textile business of Surat is incurring a loss of 150 crores every day. There is a turnover of 10 thousand crore rupees from 5 seasons of two months, but till now only 25-30 per cent has been achieved. The wedding season has started since April 22, but due to restrictions, the purchase in the textile market is very less.
Problem: At present, a truck cloth is not going to other states.
The president of Surat Textile Goods Transport Welfare Association, Yuvraj Desle, said that these days there is not even a truck cloth going from Surat to other states. Businesses in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan, Kerala, Karnataka and Bihar have come to a complete standstill due to the lockdown. Things are getting worse.
In March-April, 40% of the business was done for the whole year, this time only 20%
Textile merchant Sri Krishna Banka told that the business of the whole year is done in March and April, which could not be done this time. This time, due to corona, anxiety has increased. Traders are not coming from outside market, hence there is a big impact on business. Textile traders are also worried about the upcoming season due to increasing cases of corona.
1.5 million workers in the industry, on an average 50% went from each sector
There are 7 lakh workers in the weaving-knitting industry, 3 lakh in process houses, 2.5 lakh in embroidery and 2.5 lakh workers in textile market. 50% workers from all these sectors have gone to Odisha, UP-Bihar and Bengal. Since April 7, 3.5 lakh people have traveled to their villages by train and 3 lakh by bus.
Only 15 to 20 percent of the business is left, payment is also not being received.
Textile trader Narendra Sabu said that there is hardly 15 to 20 per cent of the business left. They are not closing the shop because they will not be able to recover from home. Working people also fear to go to the village. There is also a big payment crisis. Last year, corona payments are yet to be received from some parties. Gray’s purchase has also stopped.
Looms: 40% workers left, market will open only then there will be improvement
Chief Vivar Mayur Golwala said that only 40 per cent of the workers are left. Due to labor shortage and no demand, weaving machines are being operated in one shift. However, the situation will improve only when the textile market opens.
Jobwork: 50% workers have migrated, business is getting tough
Jeetu Vakharia, president of South Gujarat Textile Processors Association, said that only 10-15% of the work is being done. 50% of the workers have migrated. The rest of the workers have been stopped. Now if the curfew increases, it will be difficult to stop the workers. If all the workers left then it would be very difficult for the textile business.
20 percent weaving industry is going on, no cloth buyer
According to Mahendra Ramolia, president of the Sachin GIDC Weavers Association, the weaving industry is barely running 10 to 20 percent. There is no one to buy clothes, so for whom to make clothes. In Surat, the situation is wavering due to curfew and lockdown of other mandis. Labor is also slowly moving to the village.
Only when the situation in the whole country improves, business will come back on track
According to SGTEA General Secretary Sunil Jain, there is good business in April, May and June. From March to April, there is a 25 to 30% turnover of the season. Only when the situation improves in the whole country, then the business will be able to come back on track. Right now business in May is also going out of hand.
If the remaining 50% of the workers are gone then the business will get a big shock
According to Manoj Aggarwal, president of Fosta, 50% of the workforce has migrated from the market. If the situation does not improve soon, it will be difficult to stop the remaining workers. The losses incurred last year have not yet been recovered. This time all the workers are gone, then it can be a big shock.