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Power outage in the time of sowing: Jalandhar MSMEs' new struggle

Jalandhar has been in the midst of much disruption. This ground report, concluding the power crisis series, looks at MSMEs and their issues

power crisis | Coal shortage | MSMEs

Dhruvaksh Saha  |  Jalandhar 

Many manufacturing units have suffered a decline in production owing to unscheduled power cuts, while others have been forced to change their production plans on account of the government sending sudden notices of power outage

With the Covid-19 pandemic showing signs of ebbing and economic activity picking up, factory owners in Jalandhar had hoped that the worst was over. However, the heat wave in April and extensive power cuts that came with it, have crushed their hopes. The city’s large number of micro, medium and small enterprises (MSMEs) are now gearing up for yet another struggle, this time to survive with the shortage of power that is severely impacting their operations.



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First Published: Fri, May 13 2022. 06:10 IST