By Manka Behl
Hot weather can cause significant economic losses as workers tend to be “less productive” with the rise in mercury, reveals a latest study from India.
Carried out by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), India, the study analyses the productivity of workers in the country and co-relates it with high temperature. The analysis of labour-intensive manufacturing processes states that the productivity of workers engaged in cloth weaving or garment manufacturing dropped by 4% per degree, as temperatures rose above 27 degrees Celsius.
However, while conducting a study on workers from the steel industry, it was that the productivity did not fall during hot weather conditions.