Tamilnadu government announces certain measures to enhance the growth of textile and handloom industry says a fibre2fashion report.
The plans are to fix a separate electricity feeder line for textile parks and setting up of a textile library for maintenance of traditional designs and creation of new innovative designs. The textile library would be set up at Chennai Co-optex complex with an investment of Rs. 2.5 million says Tamilnadu Handlooms and Textiles Minister, S. Sundararaj.
The main aim of the library set up is to promote the traditional handloom design works using the modern designing techniques. Minister Sundararaj said that, the library will be stuffed with books, reports and also exhibit woven handloom items.
Setting up of a design and training center at Paramakudy and training centers at Kumbakonam and Kancheepuram is an added advantage. Also the non-operational cooperative spinning mill at Ramanathapuram district will also be renewed, the Minister informed.
As per the policy document separately submitted by handlooms and textiles department 17 of 18 common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) in Tirupur have submitted their reports to TN Pollution Control Board (TNPCB). TNPCB has recommended setting up of seven CETPs in the first phase for which a sum of Rs. 243.6 million would be released by the state government from the total Rs. 1.74 billion sanctioned for building CETPs.
At present, announcing a 10 percent raise in wages for handloom weavers, to bear an additional expenditure of around Rs. 250 million for the cooperative societies, the Minister also indicated that the educational aid being provided to wards of weavers would be increased.