Ministry of Textiles07-August, 2014 17:15 IST
Textile Mills

 

As per available information, 1413 cotton / man-made fibre textile mills (Non-SSI) were operating in the country as on 31.05.2014. The State-wise details are given in Annexure.

As per available information, 71 number of cotton / man-made fibre textile mills (Non-SSI) were closed during last three years and current year in the country as on 31.05.2014.  The year-wise closure details are given in Annexure. The main reason for closure of mills is financial problem including other reasons such as strike/labour problem, lock-out, etc.

 

Government has set up Board for Industrial & Financial reconstruction (BIFR) under Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act with a view to arranging the timely detection of sick and potentially sick companies and for the speedy determination of preventive, ameliorative and remedial measures which need to be taken in respect of such companies including closed mills. The status of the cases registered with BIFR is being decided by BIFR on the basis of its finding and it also decides the reliefs / concessions etc. to be given to units / companies on the revival packages. The scheme is applicable to all states including state of Bihar. Out of 71 cotton / man-made fibre textile mills closed during 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15 (upto 31st May 2014), 17 textile mills were registered with BIFR as on 31-12-2012. Out of 17 textile cases, 4 cases have been declared sick. None of the mills in the state of Bihar was registered with BIFR. The Status of Textile cases registered with BIFR are given in Annexure.

 

To provide rehabilitation and interim relief to textile workers rendered un-employed as a consequence of permanent closure of a particular portion or entire textile units, in the private non-SSI Sector, the Textile Workers Rehabilitation Fund Scheme (TWRFS) was introduced and is in operation with effect from 15-9-1986. The objective of the TWRFS is to give interim relief to the workers rendered jobless due to permanent closure of the mills.  Relief under the scheme is available only for three years on a tapering basis, 75% of the wage equivalent in the first year, 50% in the second year and 25% in the third year. The mills closed on or after 5.6.1985 are covered under TWRFS. This scheme is not applicable to the State/Central Govt. Public Sector Undertakings and the textile units in the co-operative fold of the State/Central Govt.

Government has not received any representation regarding problems faced by small and medium scale industries.  

 


 

Annexure

 

State-wise cotton / man-made fibre textile mills (Non-SSI)

were running (working) as on 31.05.2014

 

Sr. No

State/U.T.

No. of Mills

Workers on Roll

1

Andhra Pradesh

145

46517

2

Assam

0

0

3

Bihar

1

1029

4

Chhattisgarh

0

0

5

Dadra Nagar Haveli

11

4889

6

Daman & Diu

0

0

7

Delhi

0

0

8

Goa

1

72

9

Gujarat

45

53091

10

Haryana

29

8502

11

Himachal Pradesh

15

18530

12

Jammu & Kashmir

1

5710

13

Jharkhand

1

707

14

Karnataka

21

9256

15

Kerala

17

6352

16

Madhya Pradesh

40

36064

17

Maharashtra

129

65529

18

Manipur

0

0

19

Orissa

3

2035

20

Pondicherry

8

4091

21

Punjab

94

61079

22

Rajasthan

43

59119

23

Tamil Nadu

770

177564

24

Uttar Pradesh

18

7710

25

Uttaranchal

7

3348

26

West Bengal

14

9312

 

Total

1413

580506

 

Details of Cotton / man-made fibre textile mills (Non-SSI) closed during last three years and current year as on 31.05.2014

Year

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

as on 31.5.2014

TOTAL

No. of mills closed

42

19

10

0

71

 

Status of Cotton/Man-made fibre textile (Non-SSI) closed as on 31.05.2014 and Registered with BIFR as on 31.12.2012

Sr.

No

Status

No of Cases

1

Scheme Sanctioned under Section 18(4) SICA, 1985

4

2

Non-Maintainable

2

3

Winding Up recommended section 20(1) SICA,1985

2

4

Others

2

5

Under Enquiry

2

6

Dropped as Net Worth become Positive

1

7

Declared Sick

4

 

Total

17

 

The information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Textiles Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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