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FCIK asks Govt to ensure uninterrupted power supply to industry

Ziraat Times News Network

Srinagar, April 27: President Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) Shahid Kamili today asked the J&K Government to ensure uninterrupted power supply to industrial units that are facing pesky power cuts for many days.

He said that all manufacturers of industrial estates represented by their respective presidents in Kashmir have approached FCIK office regarding the unscheduled power cuts which result in further stress on struggling units.

“The uninterrupted and affordable electricity is important for economic growth in any part of the world, but in Kashmir instead of moving forward, with every passing year power scenario gets worse so does our economy,” FCIK President said.

He also said that pesky power cuts would discourage the young entrepreneurs to continue in the production line and would water down all the efforts of the J&K Govt to encourage young entrepreneurs with soaps like land and subsidies.

The uninterrupted power supply is like the oxygen to an industrial unit and cannot be compromised at any cost, he said. “Manufacturing industry is already in shambles here due to various reasons but the problem gets augmented due to scant electricity supply on which our whole industry depends.”

Mr Kamili also said that the power outage will also discourage investors from investing in Kashmir who are habitual of working in power curtailment free zones.

Notably, all office bearers of industrial associations have expressed concern over the power outages in industrial areas which are proving very expensive for them to sustain given the already many years of unfavourable situations for the industry in Kashmir.

Mr Kamili requested Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Chief Secretary A K Mehta and Principal Secretary Power Nitashwar Kumar to intervene in the matter and provide relief to the industry.

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