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Cluster approach for textile units

M. Soundariya Preetha

COIMBATORE: The Regional Office of the Textile Commissioner here has identified five clusters to focus on.

According to the officer in-charge, D. Bandyopadhyay, Somanur, Palladam, Tiruchengode, Erode and Rajapalayam are some of the textile hubs in this region and these have been identified for the programme. The ministry has a number of schemes and programmes to develop the sector.

Awareness

With the cluster programme, officers will create awareness on these programmes and help the textile units benefit.

These clusters have units that are into weaving, spinning and processing. Though the units are aware of the Government initiatives, the aim is to revive the cluster approach and help the units make better use of the schemes. Officers have been trained at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute in Ahmedabad for this. This will be a continuous programme, he says. The officers will create awareness on technical textiles too.

Mr. Bandyopadhyay says that a number of entrepreneurs, especially the young ones, are evincing interest in technical textiles.

Technology mission

The Central Government would soon come out with a technology mission for technical textiles and identify the South India Textile Research Association as one of the centres of excellence for this.

These would give a boost to investments in technical textiles.

The Regional Office of the Textile Commissioner here plans to organise door-to-door programmes on technical textiles.

The aim is to help the entrepreneurs know about technology and market potential for these specialised products and invest in these segments.

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