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Surat's Textile Industry faces labour shortage, urges resumption of train services to bring in workers

-ANI/ The New Indian Express "We want workers to safely return and resume work. A bus takes 72 hours to reach Surat while the train takes 42 hours. If they return, it will be very helpful for us," Ashish Gujarati said. SURAT: Businessmen have claimed that the Textile Industry in Surat is facing a shortage of workers as they have not returned in the absence of transport services. Hence, they are trying...

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India slammed for slavery, we need to counter: IB to Govt -Jay Mazoomdaar

-The Indian Express It underlined that the US government funded the 2017 report which estimated 40 million slaves in the world, including 25 million in the Asia-Pacific. WARNING that “global documentation on slavery is increasingly targeting India as home to the highest number of slaves in the world,” the Intelligence Bureau in a “secret” note has recommended a strong campaign to “discredit” the information and a diplomatic offensive against it. The Bureau submitted...

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Surat Textile Traders on Indefinite Strike Against GST -Damayantee Dhar

-TheWire.in The traders have incurred a loss of over Rs 5000 crore in the last 22 days, while 15 lakh labourers have lost their jobs due to the shutdown. Surat: On July 8, Surat, the economic capital of Gujarat, witnessed an unprecedented protest against the new tax regime, the Goods and Service Tax (GST). Texile traders swarmed a three-km stretch on the Ring Road, which holds city’s main textile market, on a...

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Demonetisation hits MSMEs hard, output plunges to 50% of capacity; labour unrest fears haunt sector -Abheri Raychaudhuri

-The Financial Express Ahmedabad: With production having slowed down to about 50% for most micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) since the demonetisation of R500 and R1,000 notes by the Centre, a spectre of unrest is beginning to haunt labour-intensive sectors such as the textile and chemicals units in Gujarat. “There are two lakh registered MSME units in Gujarat, several of which form ancillary units for the Textile Industry such as for...

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Oil mills in Modi backyard idle minus cash -Basant Rawat

-The Telegraph Ahmedabad: Samir Shah never had such spare time in his life as an oil mill owner. This is, after all, the peak season when mills buy oil seeds that are available after the harvesting of kharif crops. But the Saurashtra businessman has been sitting idle the past fortnight. There's no cash to do business. The demonetisation drive has left entrepreneurs like him with a shrunken wallet. And farmers don't usually accept...

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