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Sickness in Indian Textile Industry

Sickness in Indian Textile Industry Bagaram Tulpule PRAFUL ANUBHAI (July 8) rejects percentage of workers displaced as an indicator or sickness and alleges that I am relying on that percentage in questioning his proposition that the composite mill sector is more affected by sickness than the spinning sector, I believe that tens of thousands of workers being thrown out on the streets is the most dire consequence of industries going sick and closing down. Hence, I do not see anything wrong in taking the percentage of displaced workers as an indicator of the extent of sickness, I do not agree that proportion of capacity rendered idle is necessarily a more correct indicator. I give greater weight to the human consequences of industrial sickness than to the inert ones.

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