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Govt declares power holiday for Tirupur on Sunday
19
Jul '08
Shri. P. Vidhya Prakash, Joint Secretary, TEA (18.7.2008) attended the meeting convened by Shri. Artcot N. Veerasamy, Hon'ble Minister for Electricity, Government of Tamilnadu at Secretariat, Chennai for discussing the power problem and present power scenario in Tamil Nadu and in the meeting Shri. Pongalur N. Palanisamy, Hon'ble Minister for Rural Industries, Shri. S. Machendranathan, I.A.S, Chairman, TNEB and Shri. K. Gnanadesikan, IAS, Finance Secretary, Government of Tamilnadu also participated.

In the course of meeting, Shri. P. Vidhyaprakash explained the difficulties being faced by garment exporting units from Tirupur and requested that by considering the foreign exchange earning potential of the garment units to our country and also commitment of the garment units to follow the delivery schedule, the Government should give full exemption for Tirupur garment exporting units from the power holiday.

He also pleaded that if at all not possible, then the Government should announce power holiday to Tirupur based units on Sunday.

Finally, Shri. P. Vidhyaprakash, thanked the Government for considering TEA requisition and declaring power holiday for Tirupur on Sunday.

Shri. P. Vidhyaprakash also mentioned that garment exporting units had installed state of art technology machinery which is fully computerized, were getting affected due to frequent unscheduled power cuts and making it as non-functional.

He added that as these machinery are nerve centre to the garment units, occurrence of any damage to these machinery would totally cripple the functioning of garment units and finally upset the production planning schedule of these units.

He said that prior announcement of scheduled power cut would be helpful for the units to prepare themselves and make necessary arrangements to run the units accordingly and avoid the damage of machinery.

He appealed for uninterrupted power supply for all days and for this the Hon'ble Minister for Electricity has assured that units would be supplied with uninterrupted power from TNEB grid.

Now a days, TNEB is taking more than two and half months for giving payment to units which supply wind power to TNEB grid and for this Shri. P. Vidhyaprakash requested for receipt of payment from TNEB within seven days.

Currently, LT units are not permitted to have captive consumption of wind power and therefore, LT units are not in a position to restrict the ever increasing power cost.

Considering this, he appealed the Government for inclusion of LT units also for captive consumption of wind power and he added that if this measure is carried out then it would not only help more number LT units to reduce power cost but also help more entrepreneurs to set up new LT units.

The Hon'ble Minister has promised to consider the above two points.

In a memorandum submitted to the Hon'ble Minister, TEA has said thatafter appointment of Superintending Engineer (SE) for administering Tirupur region in Coimbatore Electricity Distribution Circle (CEDC), Technical related snags were attended quickly and added still the HT consumers in Tirupur region were going to Coimbatore for each matter related to Revenue, MRT and other requirements since Tirupur office is not having enough staff to look after the concerned subjects.

It has also been mentioned that HT consumers were experiencing hardship and unnecessarily waiting for the issues get solved due to delayed communication between Coimbatore office and Tirupur office.

TEA had requested the Hon'ble Minister to advise for appointment of required number of staff in SE office, Tirupur to look after Revenue related matters immediately.

TIRUPUR EXPORTERS' ASSOCIATION

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