Garment units in Gurugram hit by curbs on movement of workers from Delhi -Ashok Kumar

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published Published on May 21, 2020   modified Modified on May 22, 2020

-The Hindu

They are grappling with an acute shortage of workers despite the government allowing industries to open

Gurugram: Though the Haryana government has allowed industries to resume operations after April 20 to encourage economic activity in the State, garment units in the millennium city are grappling with a shortage of workforce due to restrictions on cross-border movement between Delhi and Gurugram for the past three weeks.

The restrictions have also led to frequent clashes between the workers and the Gurugram Police, who prevent them from entering the district for work. Around 1,000 workers in Delhi’s Salahpur Majra village clashed with the police in Palam Vihar on Wednesday during an attempt to enter Haryana for work.

Komal, 22, a resident of Delhi’s Kapashera, said the Haryana Police had not been allowing workers to enter Gurugram since May 1. She said she worked with Gaurav International and had a movement pass provided by the company to commute to work. The company officials came to facilitate their entry to Haryana for a couple of days, but the police did not allow them after the officials stopped coming, she added.

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The Hindu, 21 May, 2020,

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