‘District can produce 6 lakh cloth bags a day through self-help groups’

  • | Friday | 11th January, 2019

First preference will be given to individual member of self-help groups or groups as a whole.”He said this was the right time to link the trained self-help group members with the companies that are in need of alternatives to plastics. Minimum price of a bag will be Rs 5.”Welcoming the move, R Raveendran, of Residents Awareness Association of Coimbatore, said the self-help groups should think out-of-box and produce innovative bags to attract the customers, otherwise private companies with automation technology would grab the opportunity and produce bags at much lower prices. Pointing out that the district has a capacity to produce six lakh cloth bags a day, officials said they were now in the process of identifying members of self-help groups who are capable of making such bags.“We have so far identified a total of 245 members from 12 blocks who have completed training in tailoring under various government schemes. It is up to the women to opt for centralized marketing or they could sell to local retailers. “We are in talks with the weaving companies for bulk orders of clothes.

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