Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Exporters face severe labour crisis in Nepal

Exporters face severe labour crisis in Nepal

09
Feb '11
Increasing number of orders are flowing in from the global buyers to the producers and exporters in Nepal, but then owing to the severe dearth of labour, the Nepali producers are finding it difficult to meet the rising global demand and are thus avoiding to accept these international orders.

Several industries including the Pashmina, ready-made garments and carpets have been hit by this scarcity of labour, which has forced the exporters of these products to pull back their export plans.

This dearth of workers compelled the carpet exporters to keep away from accepting the international export orders during the months of September, October and November, last year, as they apprehended that they might not be able to deliver the goods timely. Even while the demand from global buyers for Nepal's hand-knitted carpet is growing, the industry is not able to fully meet this demand due to the dearth of workers.

As against the total requirement of a minimum two lakh workers, the carpet industry, presently, is managing with just 80,000 workers.

Such dearth of labour has resulted in a severe reduction in the number of carpet factories in Nepal, which has come down to just 100 from 1,500, some 10 years ago.

The industry is holding various reasons like the growing trade unionism in the sector, extended political instability and attractive employment opportunities coming from India, to be responsible for this dearth of workers in the domestic market.

Meanwhile, looking forward to meet the rising demand for Nepali carpets some of the carpet manufacturers have even shifted their production base to rural areas, where there is easy availability of labour and also lesser scope for unionism.

The situation is no different even for the ready-made garment (RMG) sector, as over six of the operational apparel units are confronting labour scarcity issues, in spite of offering lucrative wages.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 3rd Aug 2021

Pingnan County in China investing ¥26 bn in textile industry cluster

Pingnan County in the Guangxi region of China is building a textile...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Aug 2021

84% industrial units in Bangladesh reopen; union leaders concerned

Around 84 per cent of Bangladesh's textile and readymade garment...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Aug 2021

Prime Content| Vietnam textile & garment exports at $17.953 bn in Jan-June '21

Vietnam earned $17.953 billion from textile and garment exports in...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Uniform designing is a numbers game

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Main challenges are breakdown of supply chain and shrinkage of manpower

Florian Heubrandner, Lenzing AG

Florian Heubrandner
Lenzing AG

Sustainable and eco-friendly fibres remain in the minority

Yawer Ali Shah,

Yawer Ali Shah

Synthetic colours and dyes were all the rage till the very first ban on...

Sanjay Vakharia,

Sanjay Vakharia

One of the first few Indian denim brands, Spykar, established in 1992, was ...

Sanjay Jhunjhunwalla,

Sanjay Jhunjhunwalla

In the financial hub of eastern India, Kolkata, a humble production...

Keith McMillen, Bebop Sensors

Keith McMillen
Bebop Sensors

Bebop Sensors' smart fabrics allows for a new level of interaction between ...

Michaela Griggs & Peggy Schulz, Barco Uniforms

Michaela Griggs & Peggy Schulz
Barco Uniforms

Founded in 1929, Barco Uniforms started as an apparel company for beauty...

Thomas Ong P S, NanoTextile

Thomas Ong P S
NanoTextile

Malaysian company NanoTextile Sdn Bhd taps into the potentials of...

Niti Singhal, Twee In One

Niti Singhal
Twee In One

Best known for convertible clothing, Indian brand Twee In One by designer...

Seema Agrawal, Artisan Saga

Seema Agrawal
Artisan Saga

Artisan Saga, founded by Kaushik Rajani and Seema Agrawal, is an online...

Sweta Agarwal, A Humming Way

Sweta Agarwal
A Humming Way

A Humming Way (AHW) is inspired by the old-world regalia of Rajasthan...

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

Leave your Comments


July 2021

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


Advanced Search