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Trade unions wants Centre to release funds for textile mills

 PUDUCHERRY: A joint meeting of leaders of various trade unions of workers of the three textile mills in the union territory has called upon the Centre to release funds to tone up the mills which had good potential for offer of jobs and enhancing economy.

Leaders of trade union of
Sri Bharathi Mills, Swadeshi Cotton Mills and the AFT mill at meeting held yesterday adopted a resolution called upon the territorial administration to make out a strong case with the Centre and procure as much as Rs 500 crores needed for modernization of the mills.

AITUCPuducherry unit Secretary and convenor of the joint action committee of trade unions V S Abishegam said in a release here today that the meeting reviewed the plight of the mills.

He said that already a delegation of trade unions had presented a memorandum at a meeting with the Prime Minister in Delhi last year pleading for the grant.

"Nothing had however been done by the Centre and the State government leaving the three mills in a quandary", he said.

He appealed to Puducherry government to ensure that proper initiatives were taken to revamp the mills.