Indian Ichalkaranji textile units get relaxation in TUF scheme deadline
The textile units of Ichalkaranji, the textile city of Kolhapur district, Maharashtra (India) get an extended opportunity to submit applications for claiming subsidy for upgradation of technology in their industrial unit. Under the Technology Upgradation Fund (TUF) scheme, the textile operators will get a 5 % subsidy
Last week, the government had announced that textile units need to submit their applications online before May 3, 2016. Operators, however, objected to the announcement being made at such short notice and demanded an extension of the deadline. Thus, the state government extended the deadline till the end of June.
According to Suresh Halwankar, Ichalkaranji MLA, the state announced the subsidy, but it came in late due to administrative delay followed by the failure of the government server. Many textile unit operators could not upload their claims in time.
To avoid any further inconvenience, the issue was raised before State Textile Minister Chandrakant Patil a couple of days back and he immediately issued extension orders. Patil had recently stated that that business persons from the textile sector would not have to suffer for the mistakes of the state government.
Ichalkaranji is the second largest textile hub in the state, with more than 50 international apparel brands sourcing their products from there. The industry is growing with more units coming up.
Halwankar said all textile operators are being informed about the extension in the deadline for submitting the application. The MLA added that he would try to form proper communication between textile operators and the state government.