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Sub-group on powerloom bets on adding capacity

G. Gurumurthy

Additional capacity of 25 billion sq metres proposed

An additional weaving capacity of 25 billion sq mtrs is planned

MORE POWER: A powerloom unit in Coimbatore district.

Coimbatore , Aug. 30

The Ministry of Textiles' (MoT) sub-group on powerloom has sought to build an additional weaving capacity of 25 billion sq mtrs under the powerloom sector for the 11th Plan period.

The decentralised powerloom sector, which accounts for 60 per cent of the total fabric production capacity in the country's textile sector, is currently vested with a weaving capacity equivalent of 29 million sq mtrs.

Expansion plan

Disclosing this to presspersons from The Hindu group, Dr Harsharan Das, Additional Textile Commissioner (Powerlooms), said as part of the capacity building exercise for the powerloom sector, an additional 2.25 lakh shuttleless/automatic looms (weaving machines) were being targeted to be installed during the next Plan period.

At present, the total number of looms in operation in the country's powerloom sector is estimated at 19.42 lakh. At the beginning of the 10th Plan, the number of shuttleless looms installed in the country was only 5,000 and during the last four years it had risen to 49,000, of which 35,000 looms are working under the decentralised power loom sector, Dr Das said.

Plan document

He also added that the sub-group is likely to finalise its 11th Plan document within the next one month and forward it to the Textile Working Group headed by the Textile Secretary.

Mr Das, who was here to visit the hi-tech weaving parks being promoted in Palladam and Komarapalayam textile clusters in Tamil Nadu, said both the Palladam Hi-tech Weaving park (under the scheme of integrated textile park) and the Cauvery Hi-tech Weaving Park (under the textile centre infrastructure development scheme) are expected to become operational by March next.

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