Textile Industry is Urging The Karnataka Government To Inspire Factories
Delays in the delivery of finished products would harm European buyers, resulting in significant charges and damages. The Karnataka Employers’ Association (KEA), which represents the textile industry, has urged the state government to allow garment factories to operate with 50% attendance and strict Covid regulations.
Earlier in the day, the state Cabinet voted to enforce a state-wide lockout, allowing only construction and production operations to continue as usual. Garment factories, on the other hand, occur in order to close.
“Garment factories employ the highest number of workers next only to agriculture,” said KEA president BC Prabhakar. Citing the following reasons for allowing garment factories to open. More than 8 lakh people are working in this field in Bengaluru alone.”
While other sectors have been allowing to operate with a minimum of 50% power, allowing the garment industry to do so would benefit a significant number of employees.
Orders in Europe
The textile industry, according to Prabhakar, has already issued a large number of orders with tight delivery deadlines. The European markets have just opened, and they’ve already placed massive orders. If there is a pause in delivering complete products to retailers. It can result in significant fines, losses, and the loss of jobs.
“The majority of the manufacturer products are ship to a variety of countries around the world. If suppliers do not deliver finished products within the agreed-upon time frame, international customers will divert them to other countries, such as Bangladesh, and the textile industry will forfeit all potential orders,” he said.
People may leave the city and return to their hometowns. If the city is completely shut down, and they may not return for a long time. Many textile workers come from North India, as well as neighboring villages and other parts of Karnataka. “They will be unable to return for an extended period of time until they return to their hometowns. The sector will be more harmed as a result of this, as the KEA president pointed out.
Raw Materials for Textile Industry
“Materials dispatch from vendors are in transit from around the country”, he said of raw materials. The textile industry will be able to import the materials. If they permit to collaborate for at least 50% of their workforce. If they don’t, they’ll be hit with extra transportation fees and demurrages.”
“Raw materials come from a variety of small enterprises, who get them from cotton producers. Closing the garment industry as a whole would have a negative impact on cotton farmers in particular and the agricultural community in general,” he said.
Garment manufacturers have been following both instructions and Covid protocols to a tee, and they will continue to do so. Furthermore, international buyers control their Covid protocols and manufacturing processes for full compliance under UN protocols.
“There are certain processes that are fundamentally constant and operate in three shifts. “Considering all of the points, we request the government to encourage the garment industry to operate with at least 50% manpower strength”. Prabhakar said, adding, “Considering all of the points, we request the government to allow the garment industry to operate with at least 50% manpower strength”. As a result, you are kindly requested to provide a fitting explanation in this regard to allay the concerns of garment industry employers and employees”.