Jharkhand govt to sign deal with textile company to provide jobs to locals

Ranchi: The state government will soon ink a memorandum of understanding with a Kerala-based apparel exporting company to provide them with workforce.

The officials of Coimbatore-based KPR Mills and the state labour department are likely to ink the MoU in the upcoming week in presence of state labour minister Satyanand Bhokta.

Under the agreement, KPR Mills aims to recruit 12,000 labourers for its expanding production lines, including a new mill in Tirupur in Erode district. Most of its labour requirement will be women. In the first phase, nearly 2,000 women will be hired.

Labour department officials said the company has agreed to pay its new workforce from Jharkhand a monthly remuneration of Rs 12,000 and take care of their food and lodging.

“The company approached us for manpower for its expansion projects. We have registered them with the state labour exchange,” state labour commissioner A Muthukumar on Sunday. Terming it unique and path breaking, Muthukumar said several companies cutting across various sectors have evinced interest for recruiting workforce from the state.

Notably, the incumbent state government led by chief minister Hemant Soren said it was working on a method whereby labourers going out of the state will be documented for future monitoring of their financial conditions and well-being. It had also pledged to provide jobs to most of the returning migrants within Jharkhand.

Muthukumar said based on calls made by them to helpline numbers during lockdown, it was estimated that 4.5 lakh migrant workers returned to their homes last year. “Through the Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS), we have been able to map the skills of 20,000 migrant workers. Now, our task would be to find them employers based on their skill sets,” he told TOI.

The official also claimed that the department will organise period visits at the production units of the Coimbatore-based company to assess the condition and well-being of the workforce which will be hired.

Source: The Times Of India, India
Monday, 22 February 2021

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