The Association is keen to create awareness amongst its members about the concept of Social Responsibility. A manufacturing unit/ concern has its responsibility to the buyers of its products by supplying quality goods, at reasonable price. It is also its duty to look after well being of the workforce engaged. Above all the Association, in co operation with its members should contribute in the form of Cash or Kind at the time of natural calamities. An earning business concern should contribute for the well being of the under privileged people.
Textile Industry is the highest job provider in the country. Industry wise it is the fastest growing Industry. Its contribution towards Export is also highest. It is destined to provide highest number of employment in the next 5 years. It is projected that Textile Sector alone will require 86.5 million jobs by 2022.
All over the country Textile Industry is facing shortage of labour. This shortage has become more pronounced during recent years as the business is improving. It is felt that the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) is the biggest reason for this shortage, particularly in the States which are dependent on migratory labour. Attractive wages in alternate Industry is also one of the reasons. Thus it is now not a question of increased wages but also motivating workers to remain in the Garment Industry. It can be emphasised to Govt. to find ways how the Industry can participate in NREGA by providing employment and enable skill enhancement of workers.
Hosiery is a labour intensive industry, hence it is very important to pay attention to our social responsibilities towards workforce. Further it depends on backward linkages due to lack of integration of units. Hence being socially responsible is of utmost important. It is felt focus is required on the following: