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In 2016, the Cen­tral Gov­ern­ment recog­nis­ing the mas­sive job cre­ation po­ten­tial of the gar­ment sec­tor, an­nounced a Rs. 6,000-crore pack­age for this labour-in­ten­sive sec­tor, which in­cluded free­dom to mills to have fixedterm em­ploy­ees... But even af­ter two years, only 655 units have ac­tu­ally availed the ben­e­fit so far and the num­ber of ben­e­fi­cia­ries in terms of jobs stood at 1,55,564, ac­cord­ing to labour min­istry, and not all are new em­ploy­ment.

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