The need of ‘Sustainability’ in textile and apparel business has been in talks for some years and manufacturers have now gradually started implementing what has been long due!
The most recent development has come from Maharashtra (India) where the first-ever solar power-enabled textile mill in Asia is being set up in the Parbhani district of the state.
Once operational, the mill will create hundreds of direct and indirect jobs, for women, in the district as well as in nearby area.
The mill is named Jai Bhawani Women’s Cooperative Textile Mill and it will be spread across 30 acres of land to process raw cotton to fabric.
Dr. Sampriya Rahul Patil, Chairman of the mill, commented that the procurement of the finest quality of raw cotton will be done from Parbhani itself.
“Parbhani district is the leading cotton producing region in Maharashtra where producing cotton is seen as a profitable investment; and that’s why majority of farmers grow the crop here,” said Sampriya.
Costing around Rs. 100 crore, the solar power-enabled mill will have innovations integrated to all processes such as ginning, pressing, weaving and spinning of raw cotton; and it aims at giving solidarity to the industrial sector within the district.