Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Punjab textile industry likely to be in tatter with gas disruption in winter
Punjab textile industry likely to be in tatter with gas disruption in winter
04
Nov '10
Chairman All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Punjab Ahsan Bashir has feared large scale closures, heavy bankruptcies and massive lays off in case textile industry in Punjab is deprived of gas supply for another 100 days during Winter Load Management Programme 2010-11.

He said textile industry in Punjab is already suffering heavily due to gas load shedding to textile Captive Power Plants (CPPs) installed for manufacturing goods predominantly meant for exports. The industry remained off supply for over 45 days in summer whereas winter load shedding is yet to start.

According to him, share of the textile industry alone in the Punjab is 70 percent of total installed capacity in Pakistan may it be spinning, weaving, processing or knitting.

He said the SNGPL estimates suggest that Punjab is going to face 600mmcfd gas shortage during winter and fears are high on the part of textile millers that the government would meet this load shortage through supply suspension to textile industry for 100 days.

Ahsan said textile industry operations are a continuous process to generate export-oriented goods on 24/7 basis 365 days a year on three shifts basis. He said industry employs over 2.5 million-direct workforce with over a million families' dependant on uninterrupted operations of textile mills.. If textile is burdened with load shedding in winter, this injudicious policy would lead to catastrophic situation in the province.

Chairman APTMA Punjab urged the government to ensure uninterrupted gas supply to textile industry during winter to save the foreign exchange earner of the country, especially in the wake of market access facility from the EU. November 2, 2010.

All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA)


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Fancycrave.com from Pexels

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jun 2018

EU's retaliatory duty on US apparel takes effect

As part of the three-pronged response outlined by the European...

India to be largest cotton producer in 2018-19: USDA

Textiles | On 22nd Jun 2018

India to be largest cotton producer in 2018-19: USDA

For the fourth consecutive season, India is expected to be the...

Organic Basics gets Polygiene help for advanced underwear

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jun 2018

Organic Basics gets Polygiene help for advanced underwear

Danish firm Organic Basics is working with Swedish company Polygiene, ...

Interviews View All

Yash Maniyar
Rekha Maniyar

Indian fashion market is growing at a staggering rate

Rajiv Sirohi
Shara

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

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Kamal Kulshreshth

Colorjet is among the fastest-growing wide format digital inkjet print...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

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

Leave your Comments


June 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search