Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Wapda-fed spinning mills closing down one-by-one
Wapda-fed spinning mills closing down one-by-one
08
May '10
Owing to the high tariff deferral of Rs 4 per unit between the Wapda-fed textiles units and gas-run industrial units, the Wapda-fed textile units are slowly closing down.

Despite the federal government dealing with issues of textile industry under an individual ministry, namely the Ministry of Textile Industry, these Wapda-fed units are closing one after another.

During his last visit to Lahore city, President, Asif Ali Zardari, had urged the Federal Minister for Water and Power, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, to initiate special new tariff for the dying units. But the request fell on deaf ears as Ashraf failed to take any remedial measures.

Promises were also made by Ashraf, of resolving the power cut issue by December 2009, faced by the Wapda-fed spinning mill owners. But these turned out to be false claims made by Minister, Ashraf

Each of the Wapda feeder and gas supply feeder comprise of a spinning unit of 30,000 spindles, which make use of 60,000 units of power per day. The cost thereby, of Wapda-fed spinning mill is Rs 9 per unit as compared to Rs 4 per unit cost of gas-supplied mills.

The deferral therefore is of Rs 5 per unit, which on an average is considered as Rs 4 per unit, as the Wapda-fed spinning mills work 24x7 with no weekly closure and pays an extra amount of about Rs 240,000 as compared to the gas-supplied spinning mills. The total amount therefore sums up to Rs 7 million per month.

But problems for the Wapda-fed units don't end up here as for about six hours a day they suffer from power cuts that further burdens their operational costs. The indifference of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) against the Wapda-fed spinning units has the latter in worry.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 19th Jan 2017

Union Budget: Textile sector expects excise duty revisions

Excise duty on man-made fibres should be reduced to bring it on par...

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani at the inauguration of IIGF in New Delhi with textiles secretary Rashmi Verma and other dignitaries. Courtesy: PIB

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Jan 2017

Ministry to reimburse apparel exporters for state levies

The textile ministry has received a sum of Rs 500 crore from the...

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Jan 2017

Asahi Kasei to display sustainable fibre at trade shows

Asahi Kasei, specialty Japanese fibre producer, will be displaying...

Interviews View All

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Dharmendra Shah
Ozone PB Spintex Limited

‘We have made huge investments to ensure quality yarn production.’

Rajiv Sirohi
Shara

‘Portugal is taking away a major share of the mill made sector.’

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

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

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

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
January 2017

January 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