Industry ready to overcome any situation
By Lokmat English Desk | Published: March 25, 2021 07:10 PM2021-03-25T19:10:01+5:302021-03-25T19:10:01+5:30
Aurangabad, March 25: There is an atmosphere of fear among the migrant workers in the industrial sector due to ...
Aurangabad, March 25:
There is an atmosphere of fear among the migrant workers in the industrial sector due to fear of rising corona infection. However, the industrialists have given relief to the migrant workers and have decided to continue production by taking care of their food and health.
Corona infection has been on the rise recently. The administration has implemented a partial lockdown. The possibility of a complete lockdown for a few days cannot be ruled out. Meanwhile, last year's lockdown had collapsed the whole economic cycle of the industry. But now the industry has recovered and the migrant workers who had gone to their villages have returned to the companies. Even if the lockdown starts now, the workers will not go to the village as before. The industrialists are ready to take care of their food and health and this has given them confidence in this regard.
Every summer, some local workers leave for farm work for a few days. As a result, the number of workers in the industries is reduced, and the shortage is filled through migrant workers. Currently, the order quantity is also good. Production has started at 85 per cent capacity. If the local administration implements a lockdown for a short period of time, it could have a big impact on the order of industries here. Orders here will shift to other neighbouring states, which could disrupt Aurangabad's industry. Hence the industrialists are implementing strict measures to avoid such a scenario.
Production will continue by following safety rules
CII's Marathwada vice president Prasad Kokil said that now that the industries have upped production, the economy has got a boost. If businesses come to a standstill, it could hurt the economy again. Therefore, the government cannot afford to lockdown Aurangabad or any other major city in the state. Businesses are open in other states. If there is a lockdown here, there are fears that all orders from Aurangabad will be diverted to other states. The industrial associations have appealed to the industrialists to provide migrant workers with accommodation, food and health care if needed. Therefore, even if the corona infection increases, production will continue in compliance with all safety rules.Open in app