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Textile cluster project at Malegaon may open in May

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March 11, 2014 | COMMENTS ( 0 )

Textile cluster project at Malegaon may open in May

The work on the textile cluster project at Malegaon is in its final stages and is expected to be finished by the end of May.

 

The Rs 15.84-crore project is coming up in the Malegaon co-operative industrial estate, under a scheme of the Union ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises. The central government is contributing 80% of the project cost, while the state is providing 10% and the rest is funded by other stake-holders.

 

“I am happy to know that the Malegaon industrial co-operative estate is setting up a common facility centre under the aegis of Ministry of MSME. The centre will facilitate development of textile industry in the area which benefit primarily backward and minority people of the region,” said Sharadraoji Pawar, Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing Industries.

 

Malegaon has around 2 lakh traditional power-loom units, but they do not have adequate facilities for pre-weaving and post-weaving treatment. The cluster project includes a common facility centre, which will have advanced technology needed for power-loom units.

 

The cluster will have a common processing house, common auto warping, common testing labs and common treatment plants. PB Daberao, joint director (industries), Nashik division said, "The building of the cluster project is almost ready and the tender process for buying machinery has also been completed. The project will start by May end."

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