Ministry of Textiles04-March, 2013 16:59 IST
Job Loss in Textiles
Ministry of Textiles has not conducted any survey on the persons employed in textiles sector and those who have lost their jobs or shifted to professions during the last three years and current year

 

 Ministry of Textiles has not conducted any survey on the persons employed in textiles sector and those who have lost their jobs or shifted to professions during the last three years and current year. A survey conducted by the Labor Bureau under the Ministry of Labor and Employment has observed that the highest increase in employment is observed in the textiles (including apparels) where it has increased by 0.50 lakh compared to the previous quarter (March 2012 quarter).  The changes in estimated employment based on various quarterly surveys, the data is as under:-

 

Changes in estimated employment based on various quarterly survey results

(In lakh)

Industry / Group

Changes in employment during

 

Sep’11 over Jun’11

Dec’11 over Sep’11

Mar’12 over

Dec’11

Jun’12 over

Mar’12

Jun’12 over

Jun’11

Textiles including Apparels

0.42

0.78

0.00

0.50

1.70

Overall

3.15

2.26

0.80

0.73

6.94

 

 

Ministry of Textiles implements the Textiles Workers Rehabilitation Funds Scheme (TWRFS) for textiles workers who have lost their jobs due to closure of textiles mills. The TWRFS scheme has benefitted 2854 workers in 2010-11 1288 workers in 2011-12 and 520 workers in 2012-13 (April-January 2013)

 

This information was given by the Minister of Textiles, Shri Anand Sharma in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

 

   

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