Electrical winding machines to help handloom weavers

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa ordered provision of electrical pirn winding machines and allocated Rs 3.75 crore for the handloom weavers.

Published: 01st September 2013 07:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2013 07:53 AM   |  A+A-


With a view to  setting right the practical difficulties faced by  handloom weavers in their pre-loom operations, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday ordered provision of electrical pirn winding machines to them and allocated Rs 3.75 crore for the purpose.  The measure would benefit  25,000 handloom weavers in Tamil Nadu.

Producing warp yarn, sizing the yarn, dyeing and weft yarn picking and pirn winding etc are pre-loom operations in handloom weaving.  Elderly persons and women in the weavers’ families are involved in these operations.  When the pirn winding machine is manually operated, it causes delay and very often the yarn gets snapped in the process thus affecting the quality of the weft yarn besides the production of weft yarn also gets reduced, an official release here said.

If the electrical pirn winding machine is used, the shortcomings in the manually operated machines do not recur. They also help improve the quality of the product, the release said.

A couple of days ago, the CM approved construction of spacious green houses for weavers so that they could accommodate their looms and work from home. The space for each of the house will go up from 300 sq ft to 365 sq ft and the unit cost for each house would be hiked from Rs 2.10 lakh to Rs 2.60 lakh.


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