At the State committee meeting of the Tamil Nadu Visaithari Thozhilalar Sammelanam held at Pallipalayam, on Thursday, a resolution was adopted to improve the financial position of the societies and the powerloom weavers. They has urged the state government to take steps for setting up textile parks in all the districts as it will immensely benefit in getting reasonable price for the textile and boost the sale of textiles manufactured by power loom societies. The textile parks will enable in bringing the buyers within and outside the State under one roof.
Another resolution said that the power loom industry was undergoing a crisis because of the rise in the production cost and drop in the exports. The power looms in Tirupur, Coimbatore, and Erode districts were not functioning for the last few months. This has badly hit the livelihood of a large number of power loom workers. The State Government should take immediate steps to protect the industry and the interest of the workers involved in it.
Due to the availability of foreign cotton and yarn, the local traders could not market theirs. This has led to a glut in the cotton and yarn market, the meeting said and hence urged the Centre to suspend the import of cotton and yarn with immediate effect.
The meeting demanded the government to fix a minimum wages of Rs. 15,000 a month for the power loom workers. It also put forward its demand to the State Government to allot solar power backed green houses to the power loom workers too.
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