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Ludhiana: More than 415 manufacturing units start production work

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The Fact News Service

The Fact News Service

Chandigarh, April 16: Punjab government has allowed the manufacturing industries to start their work. More than 415 manufacturing unit in Ludhiana, both essential and non-essential services, have begun their work amid the lockdown period. The state government have allowed the units to work and asked them to adhere to the guidelines to prevent the Coronavirus spread.
Mahesh Khanna, General Manager, District Industries Centre, reportedly said, “On daily basis, we are receiving many applications seeking approval to run units. Officials of departments like PPCB can raid or inspect any factory premises to check if procedure is being followed or not.”
“I paid Rs 6,000 to get a thermometer. Obviously, we will start production only if we will get the returns,” a garment manufacturer from Focal point reportedly said. How can we spend on labourers’ lodging and food if don’t get returns? he asked.
According to DIC, random checking is being conducted to check whether proper safety measures are taken or not.
Many units in garment sector have starting making face masks and PPE, which comes under essential sector. Other non-essential sector like bicycle industry has also started working.
Rahul, a migrant worker from UP reportedly said, ” I have been allotted a quarter on the factory premises. I am very lucky that my employer is taking care of me. My counterparts are in trouble because they don’t have money to pay bills and they cannot even go back.”

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