mother with baby - USAID photoAfter global apparel companies like Gap and Adidas censured the Indian apparel industry for engaging in child labor, the nation’s Apparel Export Promotion Council has decided to adopt a zero tolerance policy and cleanse the supply chain.

The extensive auditing of the supply chain will make garments from India more expensive by 5%, but will ensure that India avoids trade barriers due to its lack of compliance.

The council has designed a complaince program that would be implemented on the $11 bn industry soon.

(READ the full story in the Economic Times)

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