Tirupur Textiles Parks are being planned to be set up in various parts of South
Tamil nadu to meet the shorage of labour following the departure of migrant
labour from Bihar and Jharkhand following the surge in corona cases a few
months ago. Besides South Tamil Nadu has surplus labor since there are very few
industries in the area.
Exporters’ and Manufacturers’ Association (TEMA) has identified Ayakkaranpulam
village in Vedaranyam taluk of Nagapattinam to set up the first such park.
Similar parks would come up in Ramanathapuram, Tiruvannamalai, Tirunelveli,
Tenkasi and Tuticorin districts in future industry sources said.
Cracker industry has already scaled down
its production due to environmental issues
said South Tamil Nadu has no major industries and the only labor oriented
industry at Sivakasi is facing serious problems. The cracker industry has
already scaled down its production due to environmental issues and competition
from cheap chinese goods. With the advent of computers, the printing and
stationery industry also is facing less demand.
Textile parks manufacturers expect would
cut production costs by over 25 per cent
labour in Tirupur, which generates a turnover of around Rs 80,000 crore
annually through textile business, has prompted manufacturers and exporters to
decentralize operations by setting up textile parks in other districts. Manufacturers
expect this would cut production costs by over 25 per cent.
A Textile Park would be set up on about 50
acres at a cost of Rs 120 crore in Ayyakaranpulam in Nagapatinam district, of
which 67 per cent, would be central and state government subsidies. In the
first park, 36 exporters and manufacturers would set up units, which would
employ about 10,000 people. The area is
also close to Karaikal and Tuticorin Ports for export purposes.
will have cutting, sewing, packing and dispatching units. A skill development
centre for workers and creche for their children will also be set up. “The
state government has given its nod to the project and construction will
commence in the next two months.
Labour shortage is a permanent problem
for the industry
shortage is a permanent problem for the industry. We face high labour turnover.
Guest workers, who are 40 per cent% of the workforce of 6 lakh people, keep
changing companies. This puts manufacturers’ delivery deadlines under pressure.
Decentralisation will help us find a permanent solution to the problem,” he
Reducing cost of manufacturing to give
competitive edge for hosiery exports
“It will be
a win-win situation for industry and the domestic workers. The industry would
be able to save on accommodation and transport of workers. The cost cutting
could be about deploying less number of workers and lower wages in new textile
parks. By reducing cost of manufacturing, we will have a competitive edge for
our hosiery exports, the industry sources said.