PALPA: The cottage industries in Palpa are facing a shortage of workers after the youths from the district have been lured towards foreign employment. This situation has arisen after increasing number of youths from the district started going for foreign employment due to the low wages and irregular pay at home.
The traditional Dhaka textile industries, a hallmark of Palpa district, have been hit hard by shortage of skilled workers.
The Karki Dhaka Udhyog located in the district headquarters Tansen is facing shortage of manpower at present. This Dhaka textile factory needs approximately 60 skilled and semi-skilled workers. There are only 25 workers at present.
Proprietors of Dhaka textile industries in Palpa district say they are facing shortage of skilled human resources as an increasing number of youths started going abroad for work or those already employed at their factories left their jobs to go on foreign employment. Although more than 400
industries, including the Dhaka textile industries, have been registered in Palpa district, not even 50 per cent of them are in operation due to the shortage of skilled workers, an officer at the District Cottage and Small Industries Office said.
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