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Tailor-made for jobs: A decision to offer wage subsidies has drawn investment and jobs in spades

Jharkhand’s decision to offer wage subsidies in the garment industry has drawn investment &jobs in spades.

By Malini Goyal, ET Bureau |Updated: January 12, 2020, 03.01PM IST
It would be reasonable to assume that many have never heard of Irba. The place — a village of predominantly Muslim weavers on the outskirts of Ranchi — will feel familiar, with the bleak sameness characteristic of much of rural India. Open drains are clogged by a jumble of plastic bags. On a recent winter day, children played in
first international brands to source from Jharkhand we are passionate about the local community and have funded a research project that is promoting responsible migration,” says Nidhi Dua, head of India and Sri Lanka region, Marks & Spencer. As for exporters, they hope Jharkhand will keep its promises and thrust on the garment sector in the future as well.

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