Mysuru, May 3: Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries (IAAPI), an apex body representing the interests of Amusement Parks, Theme Parks, Water Parks and Indoor Amusement Centre in India, which has been facing crisis due to coronavirus, sought an urgent stimulus package for Amusement Industry to bail out from the situation. It was said that the COVID-19 has hit hard the industry. It generating approximately 80,000 direct employment and contributes to the Government exchequer significantly.
This entertainment industry forms a major part of social infrastructure, plays a vital role in nation-building as it offers active outdoor recreation for kids, youth and families from middle and lower middle-class strata of the society.
As per the advisory issued by Heeralal Samariya, Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, IAAPI has requested all its members not to terminate employees and to pay the wages and salaries of permanent and contractual labours without any deductions for March and will continue to do so till the lockdown is over.