Now, JKIL revives spinning plant at Rambagh

According to officials, the plant can produce 20000 kg yarn per month if it functions in three shifts.

MUKEET AKMALI
Srinagar, Publish Date: Jul 19 2018 12:01AM | Updated Date: Jul 19 2018 12:01AM
Now, JKIL revives spinning plant at RambaghGK Photo

In order to give fillip to dying woolen cloth production in the state, the Jammu and Kashmir Industries Limited has revived shoddy spinning plant at Rambagh which was closed for over 28 years.

Surprisingly it was closed on grounds of minor maintenance issue while there was nothing wrong with machines imported from European countries. This plant was established to convert unused cloth material into a yarn.

According to officials, the plant can produce 20000 kg yarn per month if it functions in three shifts. 

The spinning project was set up by J&K Industries limited in Srinagar in 1985-86 and commissioned in 1987-88. 

The production activities in the unit were stopped since there are no technical/ skilled workers available. JKI as per experts has never been in a position to operate the factory at its projected capacity, thus incurring heavy loss.

However, now the Industries and commerce department, has decided to use this facility only for converting raw wool into yarns which would be used at Bemina woolen mill.

An employee of JKIL, Mukhtar Ahmad stood up and along with his team managed to repair the rusted machines. 

“After seeing enthusiasm of my higher ups who played a pivotal role in revival of Silk factory Rambagh, I was asked by my Managing Director Javid Iqbal can I repair the machines lying unattended in the shoddy plant. I took it up as a challenge, with the help of my colleagues we put back in action the plant. It is now spinning wool into yarn,” he said.

While applauding the role of the employees, Managing Director, JKIL, Javid Iqbal he said “it was a challenge to revive the operation of shoddy plant as the machines installed there are imported from foreign countries and it would have cost huge sum had we sought assistance of their manufacturers to get it repaired. Our employees took it as a challenge and repair, today the plant is functioning which would give a fillip to woolen production in the state.”

He said that the yarns produced in the plant will be used in Bemina Woolen mills to manufacture woolen clothes such as coats etc.

Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Shailendra Kumar said that they are aiming at providing end to end solutions. “We would collect wool from wool board and convert it into yarns at our shoddy plant, then into finished product so that customers would get a quality product at a same time it would revive the fortunes of the woolen mills and its allied units,” he added.

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