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TN gears up to uplift textile sector

Aug 22, 2016
TN gears up to uplift textile sector

The Tamil Nadu government is gearing up to launch new schemes to uplift the State’s textile sector, which: increasing free power to handloom from 100 units to units 200 units a month and from 500 units to 700 units a month for the powerlooms.

Some of the initiatives being taken are unstinted support to private-public partnership in the form of textile parks and seeking additional Central assistance of around Rs 200 crores for upgrading 18 common effluent treatment plants in Tirupur, says Handloom and Textile minister O S Manian. 

TN Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has sought the Centre’s support for Tirupur effluent treatment project, additional funds to the tune of Rs 1,200 crore under the Technology Upgradation Front, initiatives for the welfare of those involved in the textile and handlooms industry during her recent meet with the  Prime Minister Narendra Modi.