Incorporated in 1933, Sutlej Industries Ltd., formerly known as Sutlej Cotton Mills (SCML), engaged in spinning, processing and pressing of cotton. The company's unit, Rajasthan Textile Mills, was awarded the certificate of merit by the President of India for achieving a meritorious performance in the field of exports in 1991-92. It was also recognised by the Synthetic and Rayon Textile Export Promotion Council for achieving the highest exports in polyester/cotton blended yarn category for 1991-92. In 1995-96, it undertook an expansion of 6048 spindles at its Kathua unit. The company is exploring the possibility of setting up a denim fabric project as a part of the diversification programme. The company issued 2 lac 18% Non Convertible Debentures of Rs 100 each to Army Group Insurance Fund by way of private placement. The company was granted ISO 9002:1994 certification in respect of unit Nos. 4 & 5 of its unit Chenab Textile Mills, Kathua. In 1999-2000, the company completed its expansion of Chenab Textile Mills, Kathua by addition of 7680 spindles. It started commercial production from 1st February, 2000.The Company successfully completed modernisation-cum-upgradation scheme for both the units under the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme. The Company has made satisfactory progress by setting up a Fabric project commercial operations was started on September 2000. The company is planning for a modernization programme in 2003-04 with an capital outlay of Rs.32 crores. In 2002-03 it has spent Rs.35.50 crores for modernising its Bhawanimandi,Kathua & Bhilad plants.