Chennai : Traders’ entire body the Apparel and Handloom Exporters’ Affiliation representing around 400 micro, little and medium enterprises in the state on Sunday stated the ongoing lockdown has induced a cascading result on the deliveries of items dedicated till September. The Association’s honorary secretary Nishanth Jain stated the workforce was largely affected thanks to the twelve-working day lockdown imposed in Chennai and neighbouring districts.

He requested the state governing administration not to further increase the lockdown which ends on June 30 as traders had been not able to serve their purchasers.

The attire and handloom export corporations utilize about one.fifty lakh workers with ninety per cent of them comprising ladies.

Thanks to the ongoing lockdown they do not have any other resource of livelihood, he stated in a statement shared with P T I.

He observed the field was already facing large losses thanks to buy cancellations by corporations adhering to the lockdown from March till May well.

The items that had been produced by the corporations have to be exported among June and September and if the corporations did not make appropriate deliveries to the overseas purchasers on time, the corporations may possibly tend to terminate the orders, he stated.

Expressing problem that the overseas purchasers may possibly shift to corporations functioning in China, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, he stated, “when the purchasers shift out to other nations, it will be extremely complicated to convey them back again…”

The ongoing twelve-working day lockdown would have a “cascading result” on the deliveries of items that had been already dedicated for July, August and September, he stated.

With the state cash recording higher amount of COVID-19 instances among the districts, the governing administration experienced declared lockdown considering that June 19 in Chennai, Madurai, elements of Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts till June 30 without having relaxations that had been obtainable formerly.