CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has inaugurated five modernised spinning mills at Aralvaimozhi in Kanyakumari district, Andipatti in Theni district, Ettaiyapuram in Tuticorin district, Arantangi in Pudukottai district and Uthangarai in Krishnagiri district through video conferencing at the Secretariat on November 13.
These were modernised at a total cost of Rs 147.21 crore.
The one at Aralvaimozhi was renovated with new machines, humidification plant, automatic equipment for pushing out waste cotton, new buildings for the mills etc., at a cost of Rs 31.11 crore. Similar works at Anna cooperative spinning mills at Andipatti cost of Rs 30.38 crore while Bharathi spinning mill at Ettaiyapuram has been refurbished at an expenditure of Rs 26.90 crore. The Pudukottai District Cooperative Spinning Mill at Arantangi has been renovated at a cost of Rs 30.41 crore and for renovating Krishnagiri District Spinning Mills at Uthangarai, Rs 28.39 crore was spent.
With the renovation of these spinning mills, spinning capacity of the State would go up significantly and quality yarn could be produced for weavers. The cooperative weavers societies could get yarn for free dhoti-saree scheme, free uniform scheme for students etc.,