Textile units to be solar powered soon
KOLHAPUR: The state plans to design a scheme to develop solar projects to supply electricity to the textile sector at the lowest possible cost.
Subhash Deshmukh, minister of textiles, made the announcement at Ichalkaranjion Saturday. Deshmukh was attending a live broadcast programme of the launch of the Centre’s Power Tex Indiascheme. Union minister of textiles Smriti Irani had launched the scheme at Bhiwandi in Mumbai and the programme was broadcast at 43 centres nationwide. The scheme was launched to upgrade the existing power looms, marketing, raising funds and develop common facility centres at the textile cities and towns.