Garment manufacturers In Tamil Nadu are heaving a sigh of relief as the State Government has permitted to engage 50 per cent of employees (earlier it was 25 per cent). Notably, job work unit has also been allowed with the same capacity.
At the same time, speeding vaccination process has also boosted the confidence of many factory owners and workers.
Due to pandemic-induced lockdown and consequent challenges, industry has had to put its operation on hold for almost two weeks, following which it worked with only 10 per cent capacity as allowed by the State Government.
Raja M. Shanmugham, President, Tirupur Exporters’ Association (TEA), said that permitting export units and job working units to engage 50 per cent of employees will help increase the production as well as apparel exports. The announcement has come at a right time and will help in informing the buyers on smoothening of the process.
To ensure the presence of maximum workers in the factory and their safety, many export houses are on their toes regarding vaccination. With the support of CII Tirupur Corporate Vaccination Drive, Esstee Exports, Tirupur has vaccinated its 715 people.
The good part is that many other exporters are also on the same track.
It is pertinent to mention here that hubs like Bengaluru are still forced to work with 30 per cent worker strength.