A unique wellness programme by the ministry of state for textiles

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2018-03-23 12:26:00 – Mumbai

EMBiQ wellness module is a step in the direction towards out-of-the-box thinking for improving efficiency and productivity in times when the apparel and textile industry has been facing stiff competition. To overcome the health issues faced by the workers in the sector, specifically, while performing their job-role the EMBiQ wellness programme helps them as it is a comprehensive programme covering lifestyle changes, nutrition, yoga and exercises, which can be followed easily.

Keeping in mind the immediate need of a wellness module, it has also been decided to make it available to all workers for free. It is a token of gratitude for their immense contribution towards developing the embroidery sector, it incorporates well researched diet plan which is both effective and affordable and safety guidelines aimed at avoiding accidents in each function.

Ajay Tamta said that.,"What EMBiQ has offered is unique in the industry. The programmes have not been offered by any existing institute. If we have to make our industry grow, we have to invest in training & development. Any issues that the garment experts have regarding GST & duty draw backs, will be addressed by the government very soon."

Embroidery Intelligence Quotient (EMBiQ) commissioned an expert panel to conduct an in-depth study of the varied working conditions and associated health risks of all departments of the apparel industry.In a bid to introduce best global practices and technological up-gradations in the embroidery sector, the ministry of state for textiles has launched a unique wellness programme aimed at the overall development of the workers employed in the sector.

The textile sector has been experiencing new difficulties, largely due to technological obsolesces and fatigued workforce, despite the prevalent world status. Ajay Tamta, minister of state for textiles, unveiled the programme along with HKL Magu, chairman Apparel Exporters Promotion Council and Sudhir Dhingra, chairman, Orient Craft Ltd.

Vikas Kapoor, co-founder said that "At EMBiQ our vision is to empower the apparel industry with the power of knowledge by bridging the gap through technical and management education which has been neglected so far in the embroidery domain."

HKL Magu, chairman AEPC said that, "Apparel industry is the biggest employment generator in the country with computer embroidery being its forte. It is imperative that the vision EMBiQ has shared and quickly implemented across the industry. It is the tool that can help the Indian apparel expert face the challenge it is facing today.”

The move is expected to bring relief to almost 45 million people associated with the industry.

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