International Journal of Scientific Research and Engineering Development

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Study on Impact of COVID 19 Pandemic on Productivity of Jute Industry

     International Journal of Scientific Research and Engineering Development (IJSRED)

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 Published Issue : Volume-3 Issue-5
 Year of Publication : 2020
 Unique Identification Number : IJSRED-V3I5P57
 Authors : Dr.Satya Narayan Bag
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Abstract :

Agarpara Jute Mills Ltd , Kamarhati, Kolkata is a well-known Jute industry in West Bengal, India. It is found that due to lock down , from March 22 to second week of May 20, productivity of spinning , weaving department has been greatly affected .In spinning department, actual production /frame , number of machines running in shift, and day wise spinning production were decreasing in post lock down period. The main reason is shortage of skill manpower. Most of the workmen during lockdown had returned to their native state of Bihar, Orissa and UP. As a result, industry faces labour shortage, in spite of high demand of finished goods in domestic market. Both fine and coarse side spinning, day wise production has been decreasing in the month of March to April 2020. From June 2020, enhancements of production were observed. In April 2020, the unit was totally closed. As a result, production was zero in spinning and weaving section. After May 2020, productivity has been increasing in weaving section. Thread wastage and sliver wastage also enhancing after May 2020.Delivery status of Hessian Cloth, Sacking Bags and Jute Yarn were exhibiting same trend. After May 2020, despatch quantity has been improved. Suggestive measures were taken for safe of employees and peaceful running of the mill in new normal.