Promoting economic growth in Solapur which is being sidelined since decades
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Solapur was once city of 3rd Industrial importance in Maharashtra with its cotton mills 2nd largest in the world and largest in Asia.
In the city of Solapur there were five cotton mills and in the district .Before the industrial development of the city, Solapur and its surrounding villages had a flourishing handloom trade. It was the importance of the city as a handloom weaving centre that attracted Bombay mill magnates to it as a suitable place for the cotton textile industry. The earlier mills which were started mainly to supply spun
thread for the handlooms have gradually developed into weaving mills also.
The cotton mill industry once used to employee around 30,000 employees.
With the above rate. the Solapur city was supposed to be top 5 industrialized cities of Maharashtra by now.
Following are the top Industrialized cities/ region of Maharashtra on current date:
1) Mumbai 2) Pune 3) Nagpur 4) Thane 5) Pimpri-Chinchwad 6) Nasik 7) Aurangabad 8) Kolhapur 9) Amravati.
Cant see Solapur in the list?
The answer is apparent. The region of Solapur had certainly been overlooked by the politicians since decades.
Today, the cotton mills are completely closed with Textile industry almost reaching its point of extinction.
The result is we are not even in top 15 industrial regions of Maharashtra.
Purpose of the petition:
To bring to the notice of Ministry of Labor and Employment and Ministry of Commerce and Industry over the following points:
1) The decreasing employment ratio in the region of Solapur.
2) The hard hit, Solapur Textile Industry, Bidi industry and Cotton Industry.
3) To sketch out and implement a plan to address point (1) and Point (2).
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