A dialogue is on between Uttar Pradesh and the central governments to reopen textile mills in the state, Industrial Development Minister Satish Mahana said on Tuesday.

"The state government is alive to the needs and problems of the industrialists and will extend all possible cooperation in activating the closed textiles mills," Mahana said.

He said the Minister of State Suresh Rana met union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani in New Delhi on Monday and requested her to initiate the process to restart the closed textile mills in the state.

A plan to revive the mills, he said, would soon be prepared.