Industrial production in Uttarakhand hit

in Uttarakhand, a hub of around 7,000 manufacturing units, was on Monday hit by the breakdown of the northern grid that derailed essential services, including trains. Power supply, disrupted at 2:30 am, was restored at about 9:30 am, said officials at Uttarakhand Power Corporation, the sole distribution agency in the state. “When there was a breakdown, industrial production in the night and morning shifts was affected,” said principal secretary (industrial development) Rakesh Sharma.

Industrialists confirmed the morning and night shifts in manufacturing units were affected in the state. Several industrial majors such as Tata Motors, Nestle, and have plants at the Pantnagar and Haridwar industrial estates in the state.

Sources said on an average, industrial production was shut for three-four hours in most units. “There was hardly any work during the morning and night shifts, owing to the disruption of power supply,” said Pankaj Gupta, President of Industries Association of Uttarakhand, an association of small and medium enterprises.

Industrialists said the cost of production would increase if they had power back-up arrangements. “See, we have a power back-up arrangement. But when there is no electricity, the cost of production shoots up,” said an official at Hindustan Unilever, which has a manufacturing unit at Haridwar.

image
Business Standard
177 22
Business Standard

Industrial production in Uttarakhand hit

Shishir Prashant  |  Dehradun 



in Uttarakhand, a hub of around 7,000 manufacturing units, was on Monday hit by the breakdown of the northern grid that derailed essential services, including trains. Power supply, disrupted at 2:30 am, was restored at about 9:30 am, said officials at Uttarakhand Power Corporation, the sole distribution agency in the state. “When there was a breakdown, industrial production in the night and morning shifts was affected,” said principal secretary (industrial development) Rakesh Sharma.

Industrialists confirmed the morning and night shifts in manufacturing units were affected in the state. Several industrial majors such as Tata Motors, Nestle, and have plants at the Pantnagar and Haridwar industrial estates in the state.

Sources said on an average, industrial production was shut for three-four hours in most units. “There was hardly any work during the morning and night shifts, owing to the disruption of power supply,” said Pankaj Gupta, President of Industries Association of Uttarakhand, an association of small and medium enterprises.

Industrialists said the cost of production would increase if they had power back-up arrangements. “See, we have a power back-up arrangement. But when there is no electricity, the cost of production shoots up,” said an official at Hindustan Unilever, which has a manufacturing unit at Haridwar.

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

Industrial production in Uttarakhand hit

Industrial production in Uttarakhand, a hub of around 7,000 manufacturing units, was on Monday hit by the breakdown of the northern grid that derailed essential services, including trains. Power supply, disrupted at 2:30 am, was restored at about 9:30 am, said officials at Uttarakhand Power Corporation, the sole distribution agency in the state. “When there was a breakdown, industrial production in the night and morning shifts was affected,” said principal secretary (industrial development) Rakesh Sharma.

in Uttarakhand, a hub of around 7,000 manufacturing units, was on Monday hit by the breakdown of the northern grid that derailed essential services, including trains. Power supply, disrupted at 2:30 am, was restored at about 9:30 am, said officials at Uttarakhand Power Corporation, the sole distribution agency in the state. “When there was a breakdown, industrial production in the night and morning shifts was affected,” said principal secretary (industrial development) Rakesh Sharma.

Industrialists confirmed the morning and night shifts in manufacturing units were affected in the state. Several industrial majors such as Tata Motors, Nestle, and have plants at the Pantnagar and Haridwar industrial estates in the state.

Sources said on an average, industrial production was shut for three-four hours in most units. “There was hardly any work during the morning and night shifts, owing to the disruption of power supply,” said Pankaj Gupta, President of Industries Association of Uttarakhand, an association of small and medium enterprises.

Industrialists said the cost of production would increase if they had power back-up arrangements. “See, we have a power back-up arrangement. But when there is no electricity, the cost of production shoots up,” said an official at Hindustan Unilever, which has a manufacturing unit at Haridwar.

image
Business Standard
177 22

More News

  • Power Minister Piyush Goyal No reason to hold minority stake in Hindustan Zinc, says Piyush Goyal
  • New acquisition sets the wheel in motion for JK Tyre Chinese tyre imports rise by 40% in June quarter
Widgets Magazine

Widgets Magazine

Upgrade To Premium Services

Welcome User

Business Standard is happy to inform you of the launch of "Business Standard Premium Services"

As a premium subscriber you get an across device unfettered access to a range of services which include:

  • Access Exclusive content - articles, features & opinion pieces
  • Weekly Industry/Genre specific newsletters - Choose multiple industries/genres
  • Access to 17 plus years of content archives
  • Set Stock price alerts for your portfolio and watch list and get them delivered to your e-mail box
  • End of day news alerts on 5 companies (via email)
  • NEW: Get seamless access to WSJ.com at a great price. No additional sign-up required.
 

Premium Services

In Partnership with

 

Dear Guest,

 

Welcome to the premium services of Business Standard brought to you courtesy FIS.
Kindly visit the Manage my subscription page to discover the benefits of this programme.

Enjoy Reading!
Team Business Standard