Kanpur: Brands like Lal Imli and Dhariwal Textiles will soon hit markets as the Cabinet on Thursday gave approval for revival of their mills.

The Central government gave its nod for Rs 338 crore revival scheme of British India Commission (BIC) for Lal Imli and Dhariwal Textiles.

Even though many ministers were not in favour of this, but on the persuasion by Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave a green signal.

Although one after the other, BIC mills have been closed, Lal Imli in Kanpur and Dhariwal Textiles in Punjab are the only two companies where production is still on.

To infuse in a new life in these mills, Union Textile Minister along with Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises (BRPSE) assessed the scheme.

In an effort to provide employment to 2, 314 employees (1, 299 in Lal Imli, 1, 001 in Dhariwal Textiles and 84 from corporate office), BRPSE gave approval for the scheme.

JPN/Bureau