Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Northeast region targets 500 powerloom units
Northeast region targets 500 powerloom units
Jul '11
Powerloom Development and Export Promotion Council (PDEPC) intends to target 500 powerloom units in the Northeast India, according to North East Co-ordinator of PDEPC, Ranjima Baruah.

While speaking at a one-day powerloom weaving awareness programme held at Sericulture Department at Sangaipat in Manipur, Mr. Baruah said that there are 413 powerlooms in the North-eastern States.

He elaborated that the maximum 400 powerlooms are in Assam, while two are in Manipur, four in Tripura, and six in Mizoram. He revealed that soon four new powerlooms are to be set up in Meghalaya.

Mr. Bharat Chajjer Chairman PDEPC, Mumbai also spoke at the event organized by the Directorate of Commerce and Industries. He stressed on the need for better marketing of handlooms as there has been a significant fall in popularity of these products across India in recent times.

Further, while citing that handlooms have still retained their attraction in Northeast India, he said that the weavers in the region must adapt to the use of powerlooms.

He urged the government to frame policies aimed at increasing the involvement of the youth in the craft, so as to boost the productivity as well as its popularity.

He, however, noted that powerloom operations are not possible in the absence of regular power supply and hence the State governments ought to ensure the same.

O Nabakishore, Principal Secretary of Commerce and Industries, Sericulture stated that the Manipur government intends to set up a textile park at Loitang Khunou spinning mill area.

He stressed on the need to better equip the weavers with powerlooms and revealed that purchase of machines and looms by entrepreneurs and weavers are being subsidised to the extent of 30 percent under the North East Industrial Investment Promotion Policy of the Central Government.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

L-R Manish Singhai, COO, Peter England; Vinai Kumar Saxena, chairman, KVIC; Ashish Dikshit, business head, ABFRL and Anshu Sinha, CEO, KVIC while signing agreement. Courtesy: ABFRL

Textiles | On 24th May 2017

Aditya Birla & KVIC enter into a strategic partnership

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL) and Khadi and Village...

Courtesy: Jabong

Apparel/Garments | On 24th May 2017

Jabong Mood Store redefines online shopping in India

Jabong, India's leading online fashion retailer, has launched the...

Textiles | On 24th May 2017

Starlinger unveils FX 8.0 circular loom for fabric making

Starlinger, a leading supplier of machinery for woven plastic...

Interviews View All

Stefan Warnaar
Peak to Plateau

People are willing to pay for quality and performance

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Igor Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search