The Textile Association (India) Marathwada unit (TAIMU) and Department of Textile Technology of SGGSIET&T Nanded organised Textile Industry Institute Meet (TIIM2019) on December 21, 2019 at SGGSIE&T Nanded. The main theme was Textile Industry in Marathwada Region- Overview, issues and solutions and Interaction of industry professionals, entrepreneurs and students. The participants were 30 top professionals of textile industries from RIL Hazira and Silvassa, Sanathan Textiles, Beekaylon Synt Pvt Ltd, Jacob Muller, Filatex Ind, RIICON Surat, Indorama Nagpur, PBM Polytex and 35 local textile entrepreneurs and 90 students of Department of Textile technology.
The dignitaries on the Dias were President of Function- Dr Y V Joshi (Director, SGGS), Chief Guest- Dr Hemant sonare (Ex chairman TAI), Mr Arvind Pahurkar (President TAIMU & MD Simplex), Mr Umesh Aundhekar (Chairman TAIMU, Director Raipdue Tech), Dr R N Joshi (Secretary TAIMU, Coordinator) Dr P G Solankar (Treasurer TAIMU) and Dr A K Chakraborty (HOD). On this occasion, the student chapter of TAI Marathwada unit, taimu.org and Alumni directory 1991-2019 were inaugurated by Mr Umesh Aundhekar and Mr Arvind Pahurkar. Dr Y V Joshi (Director) has appealed to Alumni to interact and connect one to one with the students for career building. Dr Hemant Sonare has given the ‘Road Map for Textile Industry in Marathwada Region’ and promised to extend the cooperation for setting up Textile Industry. Dr R N Joshi announced that TAIMU will become the Information center for Textile policies, schemes for micro and small entrepreneurs.
The local entrepreneurs have raised the major issues for growth of Textile Industry are lack of sizing and processing facilities, old technology, high labor cost, lack of Information about government schemes and policies. The panel members Mr Prakash Kadtan, Mr Arvind Pahurkar, Mr Kshitij Deshpande, Dr Hemant Sonare, and Dr PG Solankar have concluded the solutions like bulk purchase of raw material, support & help for processing of cloth in Bhiwandi, centralized marketing, product optimization, Technology up-gradation, TAIMUs role as a Information center, start up of plug & play Industry like garmenting, knitting.