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TN Power Loom workers jubilant after state govt allocates 250 units more of free power

The Power Loom workers of Tamil Nadu are elated after the state government announced 250 units more of free power to the power looms by the state government.

Chennai, Mar 6 (BPNS)

The Power Loom workers of Tamil Nadu are elated after the state government announced 250 units more of free power to the power looms by the state government.

The state government in an order on Saturday increased the number of free units to the power looms from 750 units to the 1000 units. Incidentally for handlooms there is an increase of free power from 200 units to 300 units.

The state government has also reduced the power tariff units above 1000 units from Rs 1.40 to 0.70 paisa per unit.

It is to be noted that there are 6 lakh powerlooms in Tamil Nadu of which 4 lakh function in Erode, Salem, Namakkal, Tiruppur and Coimbatore districts of Tamil Nadu.

The Power loom workers of Erode which has the largest number of power looms in the state, were angry at the government not providing the Pongal contract for Veshti and Saris before August 2022 and the delay in the production of Pongal Veshti and Saris due to the delay in providing the contract. The power loom workers were worried about the future of the industry but the decision of the government to provide 250 more free units has made way to the gloom and people are jubilant at the decision.

R. Kamalakannan, a power loom owner in Erode while speaking to BPNS said, “ The announcement of the state government has brought us a major relief. The industry was facing difficulties over the years and by providing more free electricity, we will be able to run the industry without much hassles.”

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