Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / TEA favours extension of MGNREGS to garment sector
TEA favours extension of MGNREGS to garment sector
07
Jun '14
The Tirupur Exporters’ Association (TEA) is in favour of extension of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to the garment sector.
 
At a Pre-Budget consultations meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi, TEA president A Sakthivel submitted a memorandum containing the issues to be addressed by the Finance Ministry and other ministries, according to a TEA statement.
 
Besides seeking extension of MGNREGS to the garment sector, the other main issues highlighted in the memorandum were reduction of customs duty for import of synthetic/ blended/ specialty fabric of cotton, and extension of Rupee Export Credit at 3 percent interest rate subvention.
 
The memorandum said that employees in Tamil Nadu are paid Rs. 138 per day under the MGNREGS, which guarantees minimum 100 days of employment a year. If the scheme is extended to the garment sector, exporters would give guarantee to the textile ministry that they would employ at least 50 workers, of which 50 percent would be women, and provide them employment for 250 days.
 
Such a step would not only result in providing more employment, but would also help in doubling garment exports over the next three years period, the memorandum said.
 
The memorandum also sought amendment in labour laws related with overtime working.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2017

China’s cotton imports down 39% in 2016

China’s total cotton imports declined by 39.1 per cent to ...tons in...

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2017

MagnaColours develops new sustainability standard

MagnaColours, manufacturer of printing inks and ink bases, discharge...

Courtesy: ZDHC

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2017

ZDHC adds six new contributors for sustainability

Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) programme has added six...

Interviews View All

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Amrit Sethia
SOIE

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search