Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / India lost 16 lakh jobs in 2017-18 due to smuggling: FICCI

India lost 16 lakh jobs in 2017-18 due to smuggling: FICCI

Oct '19
Pic: Shutterstock
Pic: Shutterstock
Illegal movement of goods in five sectors—textiles, readymade garments (RMG), cigarettes, consumer electronics and machinery and components—hampered the addition of over 16 lakh jobs in India in 2017-18 fiscal, according to a new study. Addition of over 5 lakh jobs was directly affected. This included labour-intensive sectors like RMG and tobacco products.

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy (FICCI CASCADE) released the study report, titled ‘Impact of Smuggling on Indian Economy and Employment’ during its annual flagship event MASCRADE 2019 on September 26-27 in New Delhi.

The study was conducted by Thought Arbitrage Research Institute (TARI).

While unemployment is on a four-decade high in the country, the estimated livelihood opportunity lost in the economy is about 16.36 lakh because of the estimated smuggling in these five industries because of backward linkage and multiplier effects of these industries, the report said.

Around 11.35 lakh job opportunities were lost because of backward linkage and multiplier effects, i.e, industries that are ancillary or are indirectly linked via production process to these sectors as finished products were smuggled into India.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)

Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 11th Aug 2020

Turkey's apparel exports decline 23.29% in H1 2020

Apparel exports from Turkey decreased by 23.29 per cent in the first...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 11th Aug 2020

Pak importers want withdrawal of duty on spun yarn

Pakistani textile importers have demanded withdrawal of the 2 per...

Pic: Simple Shoes

Apparel/Garments | On 11th Aug 2020

Kandui acquires outstanding assets, IP of Simple Shoes

Kandui Holdings, established by the founding family of the Hurley...

Interviews View All

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

In 10 years' time, everything will have the responsible factor integrated

Top executives, Textile industry, India

Top executives
Textile industry, India

Such fairs are a must for industry to showcase new innovations

Siddharth Biyani, Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Rajesh Vig & Ritu Vig,

Rajesh Vig & Ritu Vig

Rajesh Vig and Ritu Vig, promoters of the kidswear brand Happy Feet,...

Sandra Sequeira,

Sandra Sequeira

The JD Institute of Fashion Technology is the educational division of JD...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid,

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Ray Baughman, University of Texas -Dallas

Ray Baughman
University of Texas -Dallas

<div>A team of scientists and researchers have discovered twistrons,...

Kazuaki Yazawa, Purdue University

Kazuaki Yazawa
Purdue University

Scientist <b>Kazuaki Yazawa</b> has developed thermoelectric semiconductor ...

Robert Erichsen, Statex Produktions & Vertriebs GmbH

Robert Erichsen
Statex Produktions & Vertriebs GmbH

Statex Produktions &amp; Vertriebs Gmbh, founded in 1978 and headquartered ...

Sneha Arora, Label Sneha Arora

Sneha Arora
Label Sneha Arora

Sneha Arora, an alumnus of National Institute of Fashion Technology,...

Aprajita Toor, Aprajita Toor

Aprajita Toor
Aprajita Toor

The creations by Aprajita Toor were born out of a deep desire to create...

Vaanee Bhatia, Gritstones Clothing

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

July 2020

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

Advanced Search