Fast if situation does not improve by Dec. 1
Members of the Tamil Nadu Association of Cottage and Tiny Enterprises (TACT) sent 120 telegrams to the Chief Minister on Friday demanding equal distribution of power cut across the State and equal distribution of power available in the State.
Association president J. James said that the micro and cottage enterprises here went without power for nearly five hours a day. Even when power was available, there were sudden disruptions for 15 minutes to 30 minutes. This affected the machinery and production in the units.
Though only two hours of load shedding was scheduled every day, the industries suffered power cut for longer hours. He appealed to the Chief Minister to ensure equal distribution of power cut in the State till the generation improved.
The Chief Minister should also take steps to allay the fears of the public for commissioning the Kudankulam project, he added. Since the micro units were suffering losses because of the power cut, units registered with the District Industries Centre should be given loans at low interest rates. Mr. James said that if the power supply to the micro units did not improve by December 1, the association members would go on an indefinite fast.