The Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said that establishment of textile industries in large numbers would certainly help farmers progress economically in Vidarbha, the Cotton Capital of Maharashtra. And the Government’s new policy on cotton industries would be chalked on the same consideration and purpose.
The Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating the expanded project of Barister Sheshrao Wankhede Shetkari Sahkari Soot Girni (Farmers’ Cooperative Spinning Mill). Others who were present on the occasion include Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Minister of State for Finance Rajendra Mulak, Founder of Barister Sheshrao Wankhede Shetkari Sahkari Soot Girni Datta Meghe, MP, Vijay Ghodmare, MLA, Mill’s Chairman Sameer Meghe and others.
The Chief Minister, while recalling Barister Sheshrao Wankhede’s outstanding works, said nobody can forget his contribution in industries, sports and other fields. He made efforts till his last for growth industries so that people can progress. The spinning mill started after his name will continue to inspire other industrialists. He always put the State in the forefront while thinking of Vidarbha’s development. Barister Wankhede was a witness to Nagpur Pact. His centenary birth celebrations are going on and the organization of this programme is tribute to him in real sense, the Chief Minister said.
The Chief Minister, reviewing Vidarbha’s industrial development, specially mentioned the Mihan project, “Advantage Vidarbha.” Resultantly, 11 projects are on way to start and large industries like Boeing, Lupin, Infosysis are being built.
The Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said, cotton is grown in Vidarbha in massive proportions but the processing industries are in other areas. Datta Meghe has shown how a good cotton mill could be in the form of Barister Sheshrao Wankhede Shetkari Sahkari Soot Girni. The cotton spinning mill is being run by latest machineries and the 100 product is being exported, Pawar said and added that Meghe should make efforts for setting up of Textiles Park in Vidarbha taking the advantage of Central Government’s new textile policy.