The industry in Ludhiana has questioned the move of the PSPCL to exempt the Amritsar textile industry from the ongoing power cuts.

The textile industry in Amritsar has been considered as a ‘Continuous Process Industry’ and has been exempted from the mandatory weekly off.

The Federation of Industrial & Commercial Organisation (FICO) has opposed this ‘partial behaviour’ of the government and PSPCL. They demanded that the PSPCL waive off the mandatory weekly off for the city textile industry. KK Seth, chairman, and Rajeev Jain, general secretary of FICO, said, “Why is the industry in Amritsar being exempted? We fail to understand such biased approach,” said Jain.

Gurmeet Singh Kular, president of FICO, said “There are thousands of industrial units in Ludhiana belonging to various sectors. All are neglected, whereas the textile industry in Amritsar is allowed to operate. ”

Source: 08 July, 2021, The Tribune