‘Unscheduled Power cuts making Industrial units to suffer’

JAMMU, JUN 4: The Industrial Units at the Bari Brahmana and Birpur Industrial Complex have sought immediate attention of Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh and Industries & Commerce Minister Chander Prakash Ganga towards the huge Financial losses due to unscheduled frequent power cuts.
Addressing a press conference here today, the representatives of Industries led by Lalit Mahajan, president BBIA said that, despite tall claims by Department for the supply of 24 hours un-interrupted, the Industrial Sector has been suffering badly due to frequent trippings in the Power Supply resulting production losses and wastage of material in the process. The Units engaged in the manufacturing of Steel, Plastics, Chemicals and other products are the worst sufferers as it will take long time to restart the Production after removing the waste materials from the equipments.
In spite of repeated reminders to the concerned Chief Engineers, no action has been taken by the Department to restore the 24 hours uninterrupted power supply to the Industrial Sector, as announced by the Dy CM, which shows the casual attitude of the Department towards the Industrial Sector.
The Department has failed to provide the requisite funds for the repair and maintenance of the Grid/Receiving Station at Bari Brahmana in spite of the fact that Bari Brahmana Industrial complex is contributing R 140 Crores annually for the power supply to the Industrial units and if the Department spends One percent of the revenue for the repair and maintenance of the Stations, the same can be easily recovered by supplying the Power on regular basis without any unscheduled trippings, he said.
They also drew attention of the Govt in respect of delay in the sanction of New Power Connections and non-availability of spares and consumables at Receiving Stations.
They appealed to the Dy CM and I&C Minister Chander Parkash to intervene and resolve the issues on priority basis.