The GI tag would, no doubt, allow the business to grow, but the acute shortage of labour force triggered a contraction in output. The post-GI tag attracted many buyers from various places and placed orders, but the makers could not execute it. Since most of the job-seekers had preferred less work for more pay, the manufacturers are finding the going tough. Now, the workforce is mostly aged between 50 and 60 in the lock making workshop. Only a maximum of two locks could be produced daily with the shrinking workforce. Though there’s a consistent demand for the Dindigul handcrafted locks, famed for its uniqueness, it could not be catered to suit all the requirements of the buyers. The next generation is not willing to toil. Therefore, he opined that the younger generation, especially those pursuing courses in industrial training institutes, could get an exposure to lock manufacturing skills and employ themselves. To keep this traditional industry alive, Pradeep opined pension scheme for the workers.