Barbers and beauticians have submitted a petition at the Erode Collectorate demanding protection of livelihood.
Due to the second wave of corona, the Tamil government has declared a night curfew and a full curfew on Sundays to control the infection and denied permission to saloons and beauty parlours to operate in the municipal and corporation area from Monday.
In their petitions, the executives of the Barbers Welfare Association said ”The saloons and beauty parlours were closed for six months last year due to corona.
As a result, many workers who depended on the industry lost their livelihoods.
Even the relief aid of Rs 2000 announced by the government was available to only a few. Some workers have even committed suicide. We are still not recovering from the economic crisis.
The present closure order has come as a further blow on us who are already economically backward.
This has again affected our workers.
Therefore, the government should reconsider this announcement and take action to re-open the saloon shops in the Erode Corporation, Bhavani, Gobi, Sathyamangalam, Punchai Puliyampatti Municipal areas.
We are ready to work with the security measures announced by the government.
If not, time restrictions should be imposed to allow saloon shops to continue to operate.
Similar petition was submitted by the beauty parlours association of Erode district, led by association president Buvaneswari.