Abdul • Jun 16, 12:59 PM Facing severe shortage of skilled workers, textile mills in Surat, Gujarat are offering daily wages to laborers. Recently, Yajuvendra Dubey, a textile mill worker from Bihar was offered daily wages by his textile mill in Pandesara GIDC Surat. Similarly workers in over 40 textile mills located in Sachin and Pandesara GIDC areas have switched to daily wage payment looking into the demand of workers who stayed back and are facing financial crunch.
As per estimate, out of total two lakh workers, only 30,000 have decided to stay back in Surat. Textile mills that have resumed work in the city are running at less than 30 per cent capacity. Most of them are engaged in completing pending orders only without any fresh orders. According to Binay Agarwal, a textile mill owner in Sachin GIDC, these mills will have continue paying daily wages to workers until workers who have relocated to their villages return.