The Sircilla Textile Park’s weavers are planning to buy high-speed air-jet looms, and they have huge dreams. They claim that this will enable them to weave cloth of the highest quality and in far greater quantities.
Because of a number of initiatives taken by the local MLA and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao, weavers in Sircilla, who were on the verge of bankruptcy and starvation as a result of a lack of work prior to the establishment of the State of Telangana, have seen a significant improvement in their circumstances. They have been able to exit the red because to the Rs 3,000 crore order from the State government, which included orders for Bathukamma sarees and various clothing for Christmas, Ramzan, and other occasions. Along with these instructions, the State also released a number of subsidies, which have been a huge blessing for the State’s weaving community.
To expand their business, the weavers have decided to switch from typical polyester fabric used for door curtains and decorative items to fully finished cotton and viscose fabric. They began considering replacing the outdated Rapier looms with the more advanced Air-jet looms for this reason. According to sources, the Sircilla Textile Park Development Committee has created a detailed project report (DPR) for an investment of Rs 80 crore, and the Aditya Birla business has offered to market the fabric that would be woven using air-jet looms.
The weavers currently weave cloth using powerlooms and Rapier looms. Powerlooms and Rapier looms can produce 80 and 200 metres of cloth each day, respectively. With the air-jet looms, this might increase to 500 to 1,000 metres.
Weavers intend to ask the State government for a subsidy so they may buy the air-jet looms from China and Japan, which sell for roughly Rs 50 lakh to Rs 55 lakh each.
The Textile Park development committee’s chairman, Annadas Anil, stated that the project had not yet been completed. After speaking with Minister KT Rama Rao, they were going to decide on it. According to him, the weavers will make more money because the contemporary, fast air-jet looms can produce clothing of a high calibre.