A meeting of the joint action committee comprising representatives of various textile associations in Tirupur cluster had requested the State Government to help the industry solve the crisis experienced in the dyeing sector at the earliest.

The meeting held here on Tuesday was attended by office-bearers of associations like South India Hosiery Manufacturers Assocaition, Tirupur Raising Association, Tirupur Export Knit Printers Association, Tirupur Exporters Association, Knit Cloth Manufacturers Association and Tirupur Industrial Federation, among few others.

In a representation forwarded to Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, the associations pointed out that the dyeing unit closure by an order of the Madras High Court for not achieving zero liquid discharge, had resulted in losses of jobs for many thousands of workers.

The concern aired by the textile associations was that if the turmoil persists, more workers would lose their jobs.

The joint action committee had also requested the Chief Minister to give the industrialists an opportunity to explain the present situation in the knitwear sector in person.