Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / TEA asks TN CM to raise its demands with PM
TEA asks TN CM to raise its demands with PM
14
Jun '16
In a letter to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) has requested her to mention four of its main demands in her memorandum which she would be submitting today during her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The construction of an ESI hospital at Tirupur with all facilities is in top of the TEA's wish list. In its letter to Jayalalithaa, it said “the existing ESI centres in Tirupur are not equipped with required facilities for treatment.”

“It is a paramount importance to construct an ESI hospital in Tirupur with all facilities for giving treatment to all major diseases as of now, the workers have to travel to Coimbatore to get treatment.” it said.

The TEA also asked the CM to highlight the issue of including Tirupur in the next list of smart cities. This would help Tirupur increase exports and improve the city's quality of life.

The TEA underlined the city's importance saying the knitwear business contributes a total of Rs.33,000 crores per annum to the country's revenue, including Rs.23,050 crores from exports and Rs.10,000 crores from domestic sales and that too without having any comparative advantages like other counterpart cities mainly in infrastructure and other business facilities.

It also cited the Census 2011 to point out that Tirupur came first among 506 cities and towns in the country in providing employment. Out of a population of 8.78 lakh, 44 per cent (3.85 lakh) were employed in the knitwear and stakeholder units and the figure has gone up to 6 lakhs in 2015- 16.

Along with a smart city tag, the TEA also wants the Chief Minister to seek hostels for working women and labour quarters. At present, Tirupur knitwear and stakeholders sectors employs 3.5 lakh workers directly and out of this about 65 per cent of workers are women workers, mainly hailing from the rural background.

“As more number of women workers are employed by Tirupur industry, there is an urgent requirement for working women's hostels/labour quarters to provide facilities to the women workers,” it said in the letter to the CM.

The TEA also requested the Chief Minister to include the issue of the release of the 13th Finance Commission's grant of RS 200 crore for the completion of common effluent treatment plants also and seek PM's help to arrange for release of that amount.

Jayalaithaa had already made a representation to the PM to this effect during his visit to Chennai in August 2015. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Myntra

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Dec 2016

Myntra to be EBITA positive by FY18: CEO Narayanan

Myntra is on track to achieve sustainable growth and be EBITA...

Courtesy: India ITME Society

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

India ITME 2016 opens with over 1050 exhibitors

The India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (India ITME)...

Courtesy: Bruckner

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

Indian textile companies opt for Brückner stenter lines

Indian textile firms Laxmipati Sarees, makers of polyester sarees and ...

Interviews View All

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Veronique Lee
Modavanti

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

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

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

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
December 2016

December 2016

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search