Ministry of Textiles06-March, 2013 14:55 IST
Rehabilitation of Persons Who Lost their Jobs

 

 

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 other professions for the period 2007-12. 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 June’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

 

 

The reasons for job losses in textiles sector are closure of textiles mills.

 

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 12002 workers in 2007-08, 8408 workers in 2008-09, 6658 workers in 2009-10, 2854 workers in 2010-11, 1279 workers in 2011-12 and 520 workers in 2012-13 (April-January 2013).

 

The TWRFS scheme continues to be implemented in the 12th Plan period.

 

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

 

             

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(Release ID :93091)