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Workers face uncertain future due to shut down of units
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Feb '11
The textile hub of Tamil Nadu, which provides employment to three lakh workers from different parts of northern and southern India, is currently shrouded with misery. The Madras high court order asking the government to close down the dying as well as bleaching units located along the Noyyal river in Tirupur has threatened the jobs of many people and has caused the future of many workers uncertain.

During the last several years, workers from various parts of the country like Bihar, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh have resided in Tirupur. These workers have been attracted by the lucrative daily wages which are offered to them in Tirupur. The unskilled workers are being offered Rs 200 whereas skilled workers get Rs 500 per day.

The textile hub has grown popular for earning valuable foreign exchange but majority of the workers live under conditions of poverty. They do not have proper shelters and lack in basic amenities. The only reason why workers from northern as well as southern India continue to work in these units is because they can send money to their families at the end of the month.

According to the labourers, the key exporters as well as apparel units would not lose anything significant as the dyeing work would be outsourced to other units which are located along the Bhavani river in the Erode. If this is the case then the problem would simply move from one place to another and would pollute another river.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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