Belsare further said that the industries are resolutely following the Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) issued by Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
"Beginning with May 13, the government has allowed us to operate our workshops at 33 per cent workforce. Around 7,000 industries have taken permission to operate from MIDC. MIDC has recommended a set of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) which the industries are following to avoid Covid-19 spread," he said.
Nisaar Sutar, Managing Director of Olive Group Of Companies (MNC) said, "65-75 per cent of our workforce were from outside Maharashtra. 50 per cent of workers have left for their homes, although we were providing them with help. Our business is down by 70 per cent and will remain so for 4-5 months."
Sandip Nilakh, Production head and Operation Incharge of Quadrogen India Private Limited said: "The migrant labourers were mostly skilled and many of them have left from here. Our products generally get exported so we maintain quality standards of a very high level. In view of our requirements, it has become very difficult for us to sustain our operations in the absence of skilled labour."
One of the industrialists said: "I had 25 workers working with my company of which 23 were migrants and all of them have returned due to Covid19, now with two workers remaining, I can't start operations in my unit.