Maharashtra Textile Minister Chandrakant Patil has announced that the State Government will help the ailing textile mills as it is one of the major employment-generating sectors. He further added that after agriculture, the textile sector provides the highest employment opportunities but many cotton mills and power looms are unable to operate due to various issues.
Many cotton mills in the state have been in trouble since last many years. While some have shut their operations, others are on their way to closure. A Maharashtra account for about 65 mn kg of cotton production, which is 25 percent of the country’s total.
He concluded that he would visit the textile mills to understand the operational problem to resolve the issues.