The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), the official body of apparel exporters in India, is currently discussing with the Bollywood actor Sonu Sood to bring migrant workers back from their hometowns in various Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
The actor may come forward to help the apparel exporters in the country. These migrant workers had headed back to their villages following the outbreak of COVID-19.
It must be underlined here that Sonu had proved to be a huge support for these workers in their struggle to reach their native places back then.
In the latest developments, ET reported that A. Sakthivel, AEPC Chairman, maintained the council has requested the philanthropic actor to arrange 100,000 workers on an immediate basis as there’s been a surge in export orders lately.
He further informed that orders witnessed much better results in the month of July as compared to June.
Sakthivel is hopeful of an even more positive August. “From September onwards, the orders will increase because the foreign buyers start placing orders for the summer season,” he added.
At the same time, he also highlighted that the sector would need more workers in order to execute orders. He then stressed that though their immediate requirement is 1 lakh workers, they will require as many as 3 lakh workers in all, going forward.
Sonu recently introduced a job portal called Pravasi Rojgar, aiming to provide jobs to 300,000 workers.