The Coimbatore-based KPR Mills will hire 12,000 workers from Jharkhand for its upcoming expansion plan. The company has agreed to pay its new workforce from Jharkhand a monthly remuneration of Rs. 12,000 and take care of their food and lodging.
Most of these workers will be women and in the first phase, nearly 2,000 women will be hired. The company and the State Government will soon ink a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard.
The State Labour Department will organise periodical visits to the production units of the Coimbatore-based company to assess the condition and well-being of the hired workforce.
As per Times of India report, State Labour Commissioner A. Muthukumar termed it unique and path breaking. He said “The company approached us for manpower for its expansion projects. We have registered them with the State Labour Exchange.”
The State Government said it was working on a method whereby labourers going out of the state will be documented for future monitoring of their financial conditions and well-being. It has also pledged to provide jobs to most of the returning migrants within Jharkhand.
During lockdown, around 4.5 lakh migrant workers returned to their homes last year. Through the Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS), the State Labour Department has been able to map the skills of 20,000 migrant workers. Now, the department would be able to find them employers based on their skill sets.