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Co-optex gets A/C showroom

COLOURS FOR THE DAY: Handlooms and Textiles Minister N.K.K.P. Raja, interacts with the Managing Director of Co-optex, M.P. Nirmala (left) and C.P. Singh, Secretary, Handlooms and Textiles, at the opening of a new Co-optex outlet at Mylapore on Wedne sday. Photo: R. Shivaji Rao

COLOURS FOR THE DAY: Handlooms and Textiles Minister N.K.K.P. Raja, interacts with the Managing Director of Co-optex, M.P. Nirmala (left) and C.P. Singh, Secretary, Handlooms and Textiles, at the opening of a new Co-optex outlet at Mylapore on Wedne sday. Photo: R. Shivaji Rao  

Staff Reporter

10 per cent increase in this year's Deepawali sales

CHENNAI: Co-optex, a marketing body for weavers in the State, is aiming to attract more customers in air-conditioned comfort. The organisation has gone in for modernisation activities at five of its showrooms.

On Wednesday, Minister for Handlooms and Textiles N. K. K. P Raja inaugurated the air-conditioned `Co-optex Mailai' on Luz Church Road in Mylapore. The showroom, officials said, has silk and cotton saris, titled `Mailai Collection', designed to cater to the needs of people in the locality.

Showrooms at Mumbai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Vellore would also be spruced up, the Minister said.

Co-optex, he said, had a turnover of Rs. 106 crore during 2005-06 and a 10 per cent increase in this year's Deepawali sales.

The Minister also gave cash award to employees of various showrooms for achieving targets, said Special Officer and Co-optex Managing Director M.P. Nirmala.

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