Web Exclusive | January 2017
Govt to promote textile industry in Burhanpur
A buyer-seller meet for textile industries was organised by local Powerloom Seva Kendra in Burhanpur, a mid-size city in Madhya Pradesh. The meet was inaugurated by Woman and Child Development Minister Archana Chitnis.
Chitnis—at the inaugural function in Burhanpur—urged everyone to promote textile industry and assured that government would provide all necessary help for the growth of the textile industry. She also informed the gathering that the central government would be increasing subsidy under group shed scheme from Rs 300 sq ft to Rs 400. She further said that 65 acre of land has been earmarked at Rehta for textile industry and she urged industrialists to file application along with Rs 25,000 fee for setting up units.
Burhanpur is best known for textile industry and it is the largest hub for powerloom industry in the state. Burhanpur is also known for banana plantation and cotton. Cloth made from banana trees is a good source of income for farmers here.