The decentralized Powerloom sector has established a prominent place in the Indian Textile Industry by its major contribution towards cloth production. SITRA is the first textile research association in India to start a Powerloom Service Centre (PSC) to cater for the needs of the Powerloom sector. Somanur in Tamil Nadu is the first city where the first Powerloom Service Centre was started by SITRA in the year 1976. At present, SITRA has seven Powerloom Service Centres at Karur, Komarapalyam, Palladam, Salem, Rajapalayam, Somanur and Tiruchengode - all are in Tamil Nadu.
The various services offered by the PSCs are give below: