The SIMA Cotton Develoment and Research Association has made several new appointments. R Elango, Managing Director of Sangeeth Textiles, Coimbatore has been unanimously elected chairman for the year 2018-19. He is also the board member of ITF (Indian Texpreneurs Federation and Yarn Committee Member in TEXPROCIL. Similarly, R Ravichandran, Director, Veejay Yarns & Fabrics was elected as the deputy chairman of the association and G Venkatramachandran, Managing Director of Laven Technoblend was elected as vice-chairman.
A registered non-profit organisation, SIMA CD&RA was established in 1974 by the textile mills of Southern States of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Pondicherry. It aims to promote the development of cotton farming for enhancing cotton production, productivity and fibre quality so that the raw cotton may be made available at reasonable price to the textile mills. It supplements the efforts of the state and Central governments and other agencies in promoting the increased production of quality cotton to meet the demands of the textile industry.