Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Surat textile sector hit by further cut in gas supplies
Surat textile sector hit by further cut in gas supplies
19
Apr '10
Gujarat Gas Company, the gas utility supplier to the textile hub of Surat in Gujarat, has further cut the supply of gas, to the shock of the textile yarn and fabric manufacturing sector in the city. Contrary to expectations of the industry of providing relief in gas supply, the utility service has further reduced the gas supply from supply level of 86 percent, to 65 percent for the month of April.

According to Mr Pramod Chaudhary, President of South Gujarat Textile Processors Association (SGTPA), who spoke to fibre2fashion, “This decision is in complete contrast to the assurances given by the Central Government to provide gas supply under priority basis and to cover the units which consume 50,000 cubic metres or less per day under SSI sector.

“Additional allocation of about 1 mmscmd gas was also supposed to be made to the small and medium scale sectors, so as to cover the needs of units using 50,000 cubic metres or less, along with which the Government had also promised to allocate 0.6 mmscmd of Reliance's KG D6 field gas to Gujarat Gas Co.

“But now to our utter surprise, the government has clarified that Surat textile sector will only get fall-back gas, which means that, Gujarat Gas Co. will get supplies only after, there is gas left to spare from the pool”, he concluded by saying.

When asked as to how much, the reduction in quantity of gas supply will affect the Surat textile industry, he replied by saying, “Over 400 textile fabric processing units will severely be affected, due to the reduction of 35 to 40 percent of supply by Gujarat Gas and will directly affect the operation and production of these units, rendering more than 800,000 workers jobless.”

He concluded on an optimistic note by saying that, they were still hopeful of getting the full quantity, if they continuously persuade and follow it up properly with the Petroleum Ministry.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: American Apparel

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Feb 2017

Gildan to make some American Apparel products outside US

Gildan Activewear, which recently acquired US fashion brand American...

Courtesy: Kolon Sport

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Feb 2017

Kolon Sport to set up JV with ANTA for Chinese market

Kolon Sport, an outdoor gear and clothing brand of Korea based Kolon...

Designer Karishma Jumani with Niraj Jawanjal, founder and director of IIFW. Courtesy: IIFW

Textiles | On 25th Feb 2017

IIFW to bring together premium lingerie brands

India Intimate fashion Week (IIFW), dedicated to showcasing the...

Interviews View All

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Riddhika Shah
SS Homme

'Worsted wool is the ideal fabric for menswear'

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search