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 21st Feb 2017

Max Fashion targets revenue of Rs 5,000 cr by fiscal 2021

Apparel retailer Max Fashion is mulling to double its turnover to Rs...

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2017

UK textile & apparel exports up 7.05% in 2016: UKFT

The exports of apparel and textiles from the UK have increased by...

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2017

Himatsingka Seide incorporates subsidiary in Europe

Himatsingka Seide Ltd, one of the largest producers of home textiles...

Interviews View All

Evelyne Cholet
UCMTF

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

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

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

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

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

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

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
February 2017

February 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