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Powerloom Service Center

Eight Powerloom Service Centres, set-up by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India under administrative control of NITRA, Ghaziabad, are located at various places in Northern region of India
Bhilwara Gorakhpur Kanpur Ludhiana
Meerut   Panipat   Varanasi   Tanda
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To develop the power loom units within our catchment’s area so that it can continue to dominate the domestic market & can develop strongly in exports by evaluating its advantages & securing its shortcomings.
To  provide timely and alround quality services for the balanced growth of  the decentralized power loom sector, including its preparatory and   allied segments.
To be a friend and guide to the decentralized power loom sector.
To act as focal centre for support to its development and growth.
  To undertake our mandate with:
1. Accessibility and responsibility;
2. Courtesy and understanding;
3. Dedication and devotion to service;
4. Objectivity and transparency;Promptness and efficiency;
Qualified technical personnel along with necessary supporting staff.
Looms, accessories, allied equipments and teaching aids suited to the present needs.
Laboratory testing equipments and consumables.
Design development, exchange and warehousing facilities.
Adequately equipped technical library.
An industry-oriented Powerloom “Program Cluster Implementation and Coordination Committee (PPCICC)”, to provide feedback and guidance to the activities of the centre.
Human Resource Development – Training
We provide –
Regular training courses on pre-weaving and weaving technology, fabric design, machine maintenance and other local needs to weavers and loom owners to acquire, improve and update their HRD skills in line with the latest and appropriate technology in the sector.
Short duration courses for quality checkers and production supervisors on different type of fabric defects, methods of mending such defects and methods of prevention.
Assistance to trainees in their placement in the industry or for setting up of their own units, and maintain contact with them.
Incentives by way of stipends from the concerned State Governments.
Quality Testing
We conduct –
Reliable textile testing services for checking quality parameters to power loom   and allied sectors through our testing laboratory.
We maintain –
A list of the various facilities and equipments used, schedule of tests and tariff rates will be displayed on the notice board.
Guidance and Consultancy
We give guidance on –
Loom modernisation, design and product development, improvement in quality and productivity, cost reduction through minimization of waste etc.
Repair and preventive maintenance of looms, accessories and preparatory machinery.
On-site consultancy to on a felt-need basis, in respect of production and process management.
Design Development, exchange, warehousing and commercialisation:
We  develop –
Contemporary and demand-oriented designs, via in-house skills with the help of CAD system.
We  encourage –
Local design development by tapping local and innovative design skills.
Marketing support:
We promote and facilitate –
Local trade expositions, organized by the industry and trade association(s).
Participation of the local sector in export promotion programmes, in national & international trade fairs, buyer-seller meets, trade delegations/sales-cum-study teams, directly and through the Export Promotion Councils.
Promotion of the use of information technology and e-commerce as a marketing tool.
Coordination and facilitation:
We coordinate locally –
With all concerned institutions, including financial institutions, for a common approach to the development of the sector.
For the transmission of the concerns and problems of the sector to the relevant authorities.
For collectivisation of interests, through the formation of co-operatives, local self-help action groups etc. to enhance access to credit, inputs and markets.
Implementation of Government programmes/schemes:
As a nodal agency we are responsible in the implementation of –
Special development programmes in the decentralized powerloom sector, viz. Programme for modernisation of weaving capacities as Implementing Agency. TUFS, through appropriate awareness campaigns and support services, in respect of choice of technology, project formulation and project implementation.
Welfare scheme for the powerloom weavers, viz., group insurance scheme, workshed scheme etc.
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