Tiruchirappalli, May 4: Tamil Nadu Tiny and Small Industries
Association (TNTSIA) has announced a State-wide one-day strike by its
member units to protest the "erratic" power supply in the state on May
The association has demanded that power cut should be implemented in all
cities, including Chennai and for industrial units in special economic
zones and multi-national companies, TNTSIA Vice-President Rajappa
Rajkumar told reporters here.
Rajappa Rajkumar told that tax on captive power generation should be
withdrawn. The members of the association have decided to meet Union
Ministers for Power and Industries in Delhi shortly and the State chief
minister after the new government is formed after the declaration of
assembly poll results on May 13.
In Madurai, another Vice-President of TNTSIA, K Gnanasambandan and
Madurai District Tiny and Small Industries Association President
Somasundaram alleged that the government was "biased" towards
Chennai-based industries, which were getting uninterrupted power supply.
"The power cut duration for the industries in other districts will come
down if it is introduced in Chennai for SEZs and MNCs also,"
He has repeated the demand of withdrawal of the four-hour power cut for
high-tension users. He urged government to not sell power to other
States till the date State should not achieved self-sufficiency.