Sanjay Dawar, MD, Bodycare Creations
The FM’s package will not affect us, as she has clearly stated those manufacturers who have less than 100 labours with a minimum pay of Rs 15,000. She has not focused on the garment industry yet, and I feel she is right in taking this stand, as she is focusing on the framers and people below poverty level. However, at some point she will also have to focus on big garment industry. We are aware that the economy will be destroyed, so the government will have to offer measures to enable people through exemptions in different sectors. Manufacturers will work on ways so that we, along with our labours can survive the disaster. Our associations have already taken this up with the PMO. Indeed, the government has done a good job by focusing on the poor as to an extent we are safe and have food and home; they are financially helpless. Having managed all this efficiently, we look forward to the government looking into this sector as well.