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23 May 2018, Edition - 1044, Wednesday

FLASH NEWS:

  • Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter crash-lands in Natha Top in Jammu and Kashmir
  • NHRC takes cognizance of Tuticorin violence, issues notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and DGP
  • The Madras High Court directed Vedanta to stop the construction of the second unit of Sterlite copper smelter plant
  • Tamil Nadu government forms judicial commission to probe Tuticorin violence
  • J&K: Grenade attack in Bijbehara as 7 civilians were injured
  • MHA has sought a report from Tamil Nadu Government on the violence in Tuticorin
  • Mudarai HC stays expansion of Sterlite copper smelter plan
  • US President Donald Trump warned that his landmark summit with Kim Jong Un may not take place as planned
  • Sec 144 imposed in and around Tuticorin till May 25th
  • Shops were shut and 5000 policemen were deployed in Tuticorin after 11 people died while protesting against the Sterlite Plant

Coimbatore

CM unveils schemes for handloom sector

Covai Post Network

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today unveiled new schemes for handloom, handicraft, textile and khadi industries.

In a statement here, she said handloom, handicraft, textile and khadi industries contributed highest revenue to the State after the productivity from agriculture.

The government would invest Rs. 175.23 crores to renovate six cooperative mills, she said. The mills currently manufacture threads for the government’s free dhoti/sari scheme and one under which free uniforms are distributed for school children.

The funds would be utilised for purchasing twister and doubling machines and comber machines and open end spinning machines.

There are as many as 1,357 handloom and machine loom cooperative associations in the State. As many as 1,500 are employed in these industries. To benefit the workers, the handloom employees are benefitted, 50 per cent subsidy would be provided for their insurance premium. The subsidy would be provided by the machine loom cooperative association.

Also steps would be taken to boost ‘Poompuhar’ with an initiative to train the employees and help them sell their products. That apart, the Government would provide incentives to potters to help them tide over difficult times.

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