Ministry of Textiles24-March, 2015 18:42 IST
Power loom Estate for Manipur


Minister of State for Textiles (I/C), Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar and Chief Minister of Manipur, Shri O. Ibobi Singh laid the foundation stone for a Power Loom Estate at Imphal today. The estate shall be situated at Lamboikongnangkhong, Imphal West.


The Comprehensive Power loom Development Project is being set up by the Government of Manipur under the North East Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS) of the Government of India.



On laying the foundation stone, the Union Textiles Minister said that the power loom estate is being started with a view to cater to the needs of weavers/entrepreneurs of Manipur. It would help them to set up power looms units under work-sheds, thereby generating employment opportunities.


Each work-shed shall consist of multiple semi–automatic power loom machines with requisite accessories. The Centre will provide all possible technical assistance and advice to the 41 identified weavers/entrepreneurs, on a continuous basis, for sustained development of the sector.


The Minister said that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has a special concern for the states of the North Eastern Region. In line with this, the Textiles Ministry is implementing various schemes to boost the textiles sector in the region.


Shri Gangwar expressed his Ministry’s commitment in pursuing the development of all segments of textiles industry in North East, by giving particular thrust to improving earnings of primary producers and workers. He said that the Ministry is working in a committed manner to enable the workers of the Indian textiles sector to get due value for their rich cultural products. He assured that all necessary cooperation will be extended to all stakeholders for strengthening the textiles sector in the country.


Secretary, Textiles, Dr. S. K. Panda said that the Ministry has tried to give maximum possible attention to the states of the North East Region. He said that the textiles sector has huge potential for generating income and employment. He highlighted how the Power Loom Estate would contribute to this.


The State Government has identified a suitable piece of land of 45 acres near the Trade & Permanent Exhibition Centre at Lamboikhongnangkhong, at a distance of 2 km from the capital city, for setting up the power loom development project.


The proposed machinery and the area of work-sheds to be constructed are as follows:-

Sl. No.


No. of Machines

Work-shed area

(sq. ft)


Semi-automatic looms




Pirn winding machines




Warping machines



Hank to Bobbin winding machines



Fabric inspection table/ Pressing/ Folding



Additional area for amenities, administrative, etc.



Total Area to be constructed



NERTPS is an umbrella scheme for the development of various segments of textiles, i.e. silk, handlooms, handicrafts and apparels & garments. The scheme has a total outlay of Rs. 1038.10 crore in the 12th Five Year Plan. 


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(Release ID :117644)