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'Show faith in Malegaon weavers, they have potential to return back'
Thursday June 26, 2014 11:45 AM, Staff Reporter

Reiterating that the weavers of Malegaon are talented, skilled and hardworking, Additional Collector of Malegaon Raghunath Gawade Wednesday assured the buyers of profitable and speedy returns if they show faith in the local textile industry.

Malegan buyer seller meet

"The weavers in Malegaon are skilled and hardworking. The only thing they are lacking in is the direction. If you guide them and show faith in them, I assure you of speedy and fast return", Gawade said to buyers while inaugurating the two day buyer-seller meet organised by the Ministry of Textiles through its Regional Office.

Gawade also urged the ministry to repeat the event in Malegaon again and again so that buyers get a first hand experience of the fabrics produced in Malegaon.

S.R. Dhanawadkar, Deputy Director and Officer Incharge Regional Office of the Textile Commissoner, Belapur, Navi Mumbai in his speech promised to extend full support and cooperation for the benefit of the local powerloom industry, simultaneously stating that he wanted to see Malegaon as a model cluster.

"You have the potential to grow faster than centres like Ichalkiranji ans Sholpaur. Only thing you are lacking in modern and advanced machines. We will provide you with all support including yarn bank, common facility centre and also a textile park once you opt for modernisation", he said in his welcome address.

He also advised the weavers to go for product diversification.

Vinod Chothani, member Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL) under Ministry of Textiles, urged the weavers to maintain quality, timely delivery and competitive rates if they want to remain in the market.

Others who spoke include Dinesh Rane and D.P. Sharma of Regional Textile Commissioner Office, Umesh Dandgaonkar of DIC and Nilay Pandiya, In-charge Powerloom Centre, Malegaon.

The two-day event was organised for the first time in Malegaon. Buyers from Ichalkiranji, Sangli, Sholapur, Baramati, Mumbai and Bhiwandi travelled to Malegaon by special buses arranged by the Regional Office.

"We were reluctant. But, after visiting the event, we feel that it was worth taking pain of travelling more than 300 kms to come to Malegaon. We see lot of potential here", Manish Kumar of Mumbai said while talking to

At the same time, stalls were set-up by sellers from Malegaon and neighbouring places like Dhule and Shirpur, and on the display are all kinds of local products including grey-cloth fabrics – cotton and synthetic both, colored sarees, lungis and also dress materials.

"We had been reading in newspapers about buyer-seller meets taking place in different parts of the country. It is a unique and pleasant experience to participate in this buyer-seller meet right here in Malegaon", Tarique Mehmood of Ali's Fabrics said.

In line with the government's policy to push modernisation, the ministry has also invited two manufacturers of modern and shuttle-less rapier powerlooms for the two-day event held in the air-conditioned hall of Aishwaria Mangal Karyalay.

The event will continue Thursday and end with a valedictory session summarising the gains and short-comings of the event along with discussing the future plan and road-map.

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