Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Jute mills in West Bengal reels under labor shortage
Jute mills in West Bengal reels under labor shortage
23
Dec '10
The scarcity of labor is a major problem which has hit the jute mills in West Bengal. Several jute mills have been forced to decrease their production hours as well as slash their manufacturing.

The jute mills in the state provide employment to 400,000 workers and at present the labor deficit is of 30 percent.

The workers are showing their keen interest in various schemes proposed by the government such as the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) and they want to get employed under these schemes or in other industries. This is the major factor which has led to the shortage of labor.

Within the textile industry, jute mills pay the maximum daily wages to its workers. But, currently, they are finding it extremely challenging to provide employment to a new worker or hold back an old employee. A fresher is paid Rs 227 per day whereas a skilled labor gets Rs 404 daily.

The daily wages in other industries of the textile sector remains between Rs 130-140 while under the MGNREGA scheme, a worker earns a daily wage between Rs 150-160. In spite of this, the workers are not willing to work in the jute mills.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Jun 2017

Alfredo Grassi to develop graphene-enhanced workwear

Alfredo Grassi, manufacturer of customised protective clothing,...

Textiles | On 22nd Jun 2017

Zund unveils cradle feeder roll-feed system for fabrics

Zund Systemtechnik AG, Switzerland’s textile machinery firm that...

Courtesy: Napapijri

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jun 2017

Napapijri's Superlight Parka is free of fur and down

Napapijri has introduced the new Superlight Parka, a new lightweight...

Interviews View All

Marazban F Velati
Sutlej Textiles & Industries limited

No training can be effective till the candidate believes in it.

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek
Kannbar

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

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

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

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

news category


Related Categories:
June 2017

June 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search