The garment manufacturing industry in Tiruppur is facing a shortage of workers as many North Indian labourers have left the area to work in other sates. Industry bodies such as the Tiruppur Exporters Association are looking for ways to halt the exodus. 

Workers from the northern States, who were employed at the garment export units in Tiruppur and went home in the last six months due to slowdown in orders, are returning to work, said Kumar Duraiswamy, joint secretary of the Tiruppur Exporters Association.

Garment exporters in Tiruppur have their fingers crossed what with the Red Sea attacks on cargo vessels, by Yemen-based Houthi militia, plunging them into crisis.

“On December 21, we found several warehouses at CFS were inundated with nearly five feet of water. Inside, we saw that two to three feet of water had damaged a large number of goods"