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Millers In Maharashtra Upset Over Shifting Of Textile Commissioner's HQ To Noida

(MENAFN- KNN India) Millers in Maharashtra upset over shifting of textile commissioner's HQ to Noida

Nashik, Mar 23 (KNN) The central government has decided to move the head office of textile commissioner from Mumbai to Noida.

This has disappointed power loom owners in
Maharashtra, reported TOI.

The decision has baffled the power loom owners in the Western state saying that most of the textile units are located in Maharashtra.

Power loom owners from Ichalkaranji said a similar attempt was made by the Centre two years ago, but it faced stiff opposition from the elected representatives.

They have decided to write to Union Textile Minister Piyush Goyal expressing their opposition to the plan to shift the office.

For the past 80 years the office of the textile commissioner has been in Mumbai.

Ichalkaranji, which was once called the Manchester of Maharashtra, has 9,000 power loom mills.

“We are unable to understand the rationale behind the move, especially when the operations have been running smoothly from Mumbai over the past eight decades. Power loom owners do not hail just from Maharashtra. Many of them are from Gujarat and other southern states. They find it easier to travel to Mumbai for work,” Vinay Mahajan, president of the Ichalkaranji Powerloom Owners' Association.

According to Mahajan, around 55 per cent of power looms in the country are based in Bhiwandi, Malegaon, Ichalkaranji and Solapur.

“The textile commissioner's office plays a key role in implementing many schemes and policies of the Union government. If the office is shifted out of Mumbai, we will be left at the mercy of elected representatives to meet the textile commissioner,” he said.
(KNN Bureau)


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