Power Loom Service Centre (PLSC)
Objectives :

                  Decentralised powerloom sector is the major fabric producer and employment provider in our country. Govt. of India, Ministry of Textiles has been supporting this sector in various ways by providing different financial schemes for modernisation, growth and development. One major such support is establishment of Powerloom Service Centres (PSCs) to provide technical and other guidance to this sector. These centers are spread all over the country at various clusters of powerlooms. These PSCs are operated by various agencies and Government. ATIRA is also administering three PSCs situated at Ahmedabad, established in July 1987, at Dholka in November 2000 (handed over by MANTRA, Surat) and at Indore in April 2003 (shifted from Jaipur, Rajasthan). 

To carry out the following for the decentralised power loom sector:

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Do a speedy diffusion of technical knowledge.

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Achieve standards of productivity and operational efficiencies.

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Achieve standards of product quality.

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Generate sensitivity to market and consumer demands and expectations among the power loom units.

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Ensure economic viability of unit operations with maximum benefits to consumers.

Type of Services Provided :

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Training of weavers, jobbers, fitters, designers and other operatives of the power loom sector and of sizers and back sizers of  the decentralised sizing sector.

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Training of  entrepreneurs of the  power loom and the sizing sectors.

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Technical assistance and Consultations in improving productivity & efficiency, reducing fabric defects & wastage, optimising costs, running new or difficult fabric varieties, renovation/modernisation of machines, rehabilitation, etc.

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Testing of yarns, sized yarns, fabrics, spares, accessories, etc.

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Analysis of fabric defects and providing guidance for eliminating/minimising these defects.

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Development of weaving designs. 

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Providing various types of information about Government schemes and policies, new developments, announcements, etc.

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Liaison visits to the units and their Associations for establishing regular contacts with this sector to understand their problems, provide guidance and help in solving these on the spot, acquaint them with relevant information, etc.

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Coming out with publications and preparing written material, slides, films, etc. for up-dating knowledge and providing training to the workers and the entrepreneurs of this sector.

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Carrying out survey on various aspects of this sector, such as unit sizes, loom types and their details, fabric varieties and their particulars, production rates, types of accessories and their service lives, closure of units and their causes, etc. and also on various aspects required by the Government from time to time.

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Conducting seminars, workshops, meetings, short duration courses on topical subjects.

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Carrying out programmes for cluster development activities for making this sector globally competitive.

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Any other activity as per the requirement of this sector.

Facilities Available :

                   The Power loom service centres of ATIRA have well qualified staff. The one at ATIRA, Ahmedabad is having various types of looms (non automatic to high speed  automatic shuttle looms and also imported projectile and rigid rapier weaving machines) and modern preparatory  winding, pirn winding and sectional warping machines. It has also well equipped laboratory for testing yarns and fabrics. The unique feature of this PLSC is that it has available to it all the expertise and infrastructure facilities of ATIRA. The PLSC at Dholka has at present conventional looms and simple testing equipments and therefore the requirements which can not be fulfilled there, are taken care of by ATIRA from its laboratories and pilot mills. This PLSC is proposed to be modernised in very near future i. e. during the year 2003 - 04.

Contact Person:

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ATIRA Powerloom Service Centre, Ahmedabad
Email : psc@atira.in
Extension : 333

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ATIRA Powerloom Service Centre, 
Shree Vaishnav Polytechnic
M. O. G. Lines,  Indore

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In Charge,
ATIRA Powerloom Service Centre, 
Near Sheth Husan Ali High School, Dholka- 387810
Dist. Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Phone : (02714) 2222307

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