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

Exodus of migrants hits garment, knitwear hubsKolkata: Garment and knitwear hubs throughout the nation from Ludhiana to Tirupur are facing scarcity of tailors and finishing personnel as hundreds of thousands of migrant workers who have been engaged in these positions have still left for their hometowns amid the national lockdown.

While a section of the marketplace is seeking to woo the migrant workers by presenting incentives, others are approaching governments of states this sort of as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, where by these workers occur from, to persuade them to return, marketplace insiders reported.

“There is an acute scarcity of these who stitch clothes and also these engaged in ironing and pressing of the clothes,” reported Rahul Mehta, main mentor of Clothes Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), the country’s oldest garment marketplace association primarily based in Mumbai, as factories begin to reopen soon after extra than two months of Covid-19 lockdown.

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