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Electricity tariff hike irks Surat textile sector
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Mar '12
The overall Surat textile industry is going through a tough period, following the hike in industrial gas charges and now electricity, which will be applicable from April 1. The supplier of industrial gas in the textile hub has increased gas prices a few times in the last 15 months.

In 2005, the electricity rate was Rs 4.50/unit which will now increase to Rs. 6.91/unit from April 1, against Rs 2.50/unit in Maharashtra and about Rs. 3.50/unit in Punjab and Andhra Pradesh.

A visibly angry Ashok Jirawala, who is President of the Federation of the South Gujarat Weavers Association (FOGWA), told fibre2fashion, “Since the last 11 years, the Surat textile industry has been facing difficulties and is not getting any support from the govt. On top of it, they are increasing fuel and electricity costs”.

He informed, “The small and medium size textile factories in Surat provide employment to lakhs of people still it is not being supported by the government. We have demanded an equal playground vis-à-vis other states and demanded electricity at par with other states else, we will have to protest”.

He continued, “We had a meeting amongst FOGWA committee members recently, where we decided that we will hold individual meetings in all industrial areas to bring about awareness among people after which we will announce a public meeting of all stake holders and give a protest letter to the govt. and other concerned bodies”.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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