Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Erratic electric supply brings textile sector to its knees

Erratic electric supply brings textile sector to its knees

18
Dec '08
Proper electric supply is a major problem, the textile manufacturers are facing since along time, more so the SMEs who cannot afford to purchase generators to generate electricity. There are periodic electricity cuts lasting as long as 8 hours in a day, which are taking its toll on productivity of the manufacturing units.

The newly elected All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Chairman, has urged the government to suspend duties on furnace oil, which is the basic raw material needed to run them and also utilize all power generating capacities available in Pakistan.

He said that the industry was in deep trouble as gas supplies had also been suspended to units in Punjab and NWFP. He added by saying that utilization of machinery has dipped alarmingly leading to large scale unemployment in the industry, besides losing billions of rupees in production losses.

The energy committee Chairman of APTMA, Shafqat Elahi said the most practical solution lies in converting the thermal plants to using furnace oil as feedstock since WAPDA thermal plants could generate only 18 percent efficiency.

The Chairman of Punjab unit of APTMA, Mr Akber Sheikh made an interesting comment when he said that all export growth plans had been put on hold, because of uncertain supply of gas and power and since 30 percent of production had been cutback due to the power cuts, he expects exports from the sector to stay stagnant.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Interviews View All

Smith Vaghasia, Sanado India

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Dharmendra Shah, Ozone PB Spintex Limited

Dharmendra Shah
Ozone PB Spintex Limited

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

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Denimsandjeans India 2018

Tom Adeyoola,

Tom Adeyoola

Describing itself as the best body shape and garment fit company in the...

Nuria Estape,

Nuria Estape

Archroma is a global colour and specialty chemicals company headquartered...

Hardik Sanghvi,

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Justin Chan & Shyam Gollakota, University of Washington

Justin Chan & Shyam Gollakota
University of Washington

A fabric that can store data without any electronics or batteries has been ...

Silke Brand-Kirsch, Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

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

Robin Grankvist, OrganoClick AB

Robin Grankvist
OrganoClick AB

Robin Grankvist talks about PFCs, additives and various chemicals used in...

Wendell Rodricks, Wendell Rodricks

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

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

Mike Hoffman, Gildan Activewear SRL

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Madhu Jain, Madhu Jain

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, 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


October 2019

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

news category


Related Categories:

Follow us on instagram

Follow

Follow Fibre2Fashion On


Advanced Search