More than 20,000 workers in the handloom sector were facing immense hardships as the handloom industry was in a deep crisis said handloom weavers in a memorandum submitted to the Union Minister. They said that they will not have security nor social security and the managements.
The beedi workers were also suffering in the district as several restrictions were imposed on the production and smoking of beedis said the trade union leaders.
They said the sales of beedis are reduced as warning messages with the image of skull were printed on the beedi packets. They demanded removal of the image of skull on beedi packets.