INDIA CLOTHING AND TEXTILE EXPORTERS MULL FLYING WORKERS BACK TO FACTORIES AS ORDERS ROLL IN

India’s apparel and textile exporters are under huge pressure from their western buyers to meet contracts as the country’s devastating second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic eases. As a result, manufacturers have been flying-in workers who had returned to their home while the virus ravaged India’s cities and towns, depressing production capacity. “At least hundred thousand workers are currently required in [the southern Indian knitwear hub of] Tirupur and some companies are booking flights to bring them back from their native place,” Sivaswamy ...


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