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Malegaon's powerlooms operating at reduced capacity
Mar '12
The powerlooms in Malegaon city in Nashik district in India's Maharashtra state have been affected due to the closure of textile process houses in Rajasthan's Balotra district since February 17, 2012, following a court order.

The Rajasthan High Court, through its order, has banned textile process houses from discharging waste water and effluents into the Luni river.

The court has asked the process house owners to install plants for treating waste water before they are again allowed to begin their operations.

The court order has resulted in closure of more than 750 process houses in Balotra. This has impacted powerlooms in Malegaon, as the traders and process houses in Balotra have stopped accepting deliveries of grey poplin manufactured in Malegoan.

Mr. Rehmani, Rehmani Textiles, Malegaon, told fibre2fashion, “The production at Malegaon powerlooms has declined to 60-70 percent of capacity, as the buying in Balotra stopped nearly a month ago.”

“The powerlooms in Malegaon manufacture poplin and cambric and around 70 percent of Malegaon's production is supplied to Balotra in Rajasthan,” he informs.

“The Malegaon powerloom sector employs nearly 400,000 people and hence they would be affected if Balotra process houses do not start their normal operations soon,” he explains.

However, an optimist Mr. Rehmani says, “We are hopeful that the supply to Balotra will resume by the end of this month.”

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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