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ABOUT ATMA

 

The growth of ATMA, which was originally known as the Ahmedabad Millowners’ Association (AMOA), is closely linked with the development of the textile industry in this centre. In order to safeguard the interests of the industry at a stage when it was just growing, the pioneers of the local industry joined together and formed AMOA in 1891. Rao Bahadur Ranchhodlal Chhotalal, who is called the Father of the Ahmedabad Textile Industry, was instrumental in founding AMOA and as its first president, he was pivotal in settling the first industrial dispute in the city, the subject being the fixation of pay periods.

The organisation was started with a membership of a few mills, but with the expansion of the industry and in view of the services rendered by AMOA, practically all the textile mills in Gujarat and neighboring districts became its members.  

Number of Members Mills of ATMA over time and the number of spindles and looms installed in them

Year

Number of Members Mills

Spindles

Looms

1930

65

14,43,280

34,907

1931

65

15,97,610

36,692

1932

65

15,97,610

36,692

1933

65

15,97,610

36,692

1936

68

17,01,528

42,503

1937

71

18,36,610

45,527

1938

69

18,36,830

45,402

1943

72

19,32,060

46,783

1944

76

19,52,930

47,109

1945

75

18,78,963

45,080

1946

75

18,78,963

45,080

1955

64

18,84,098

38,996

1956

66

19,93,498

40,896

1957

63

19,95,230

40,158

1958

63

19,94,354

40,186

1959

62

20,26,010

40,150

1987

36

15,24,989

24,360

1988

35

14,83,612

22,464

92-93

34

12,77,036

11,810

97-98

28

8,38,202

 5,614

Source: ATMA Annual Reports
(Number of member mills includes AEC and other non mill members also)

ATMA’s members steadily increased in number over the years and reached a peak in the mid-40s. Thereafter, there has been a steady decline in its membership, which is only reflective of the changing fortunes of the industry, over time.

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