Lockdown would have cascading effect on apparel industry: AssnChennai : Traders’ entire body the Attire and Handloom Exporters’ Association symbolizing all over four hundred micro, small and medium enterprises in the condition on Sunday said the ongoing lockdown has triggered a cascading influence on the deliveries of products fully commited till September. The Association’s honorary secretary Nishanth Jain said the workforce was mainly impacted due to the 12-day lockdown imposed in Chennai and neighbouring districts.

He asked for the condition government not to even more extend the lockdown which finishes on June 30 as traders were not able to provide their customers.

The apparel and handloom export corporations make use of about one.50 lakh personnel with 90 for every cent of them comprising girls.

Because of to the ongoing lockdown they do not have any other source of livelihood, he said in a statement shared with P T I.

He noted the marketplace was presently experiencing big losses due to order cancellations by corporations next the lockdown from March till May possibly.

The products that were manufactured by the corporations have to be exported involving June and September and if the corporations did not make suitable deliveries to the abroad customers on time, the corporations may perhaps are inclined to cancel the orders, he said.

Expressing issue that the abroad customers may perhaps change to corporations running in China, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, he said, “as soon as the customers go out to other nations, it will be incredibly difficult to carry them back…”

The ongoing 12-day lockdown would have a “cascading influence” on the deliveries of products that were presently fully commited for July, August and September, he said.

With the condition funds recording superior selection of COVID-19 instances among the districts, the government had declared lockdown considering that June 19 in Chennai, Madurai, sections of Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts till June 30 without having relaxations that were offered previously.