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Exodus of workers, logistical hurdles hurting business, India Inc to govt

The issues formed key concerns raised by industry during a meeting with Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal held via video conference on Saturday

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Industry sought government help to stem the mass exodus of workers — both fixed employees and casual workers — from industrial areas to the countryside.

Subhayan Chakraborty New Delhi
The mass exodus of workers, bottlenecks in transportation, and harassment by local authorities continue to impede industrial production just four days into the 21-day national lockdown, India Inc informed the government.
 
The issues formed key concerns raised by industry during a meeting with Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal held via video conference on Saturday. Multiple sources said the issue of seizures of goods and restrictions on the movement of industrial and consumer goods imposed by local authorities was the primary complaint. The meeting was attended by 16 national and regional industry bodies and sectoral business lobbies.
 
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First Published: Mar 29 2020 | 12:06 AM IST

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