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Load-shedding should be withdrawn, says association

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The Machenahalli Industrial Estate Entrepreneurs’ Association has urged the State government to withdraw the unscheduled load-shedding being enforced in the district.

M.A. Ramesh Hegde, president of the association said in a press release here that the production in the industrial estate of Machenahalli, developed by the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board, had declined owing to dearth of power.

Many foundry units engaged in the production of special alloys, ductile iron, grey iron, carbon steels, stainless and alloy steels were operating at the Machenahalli industrial estate. Automobile components produced there were exported to Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, the U.S., and Australia. The cast components produced at the foundries there were used in the production of automobiles, compressors, earthmoving equipment, machine tools, road and infrastructure building machinery and chemical plants. More than 3,000 people were directly or indirectly employed in the area.

To ensure continuity in the production at the industries there, the State government should provide uninterrupted power supply to the industrial estate from Monday to Friday.

As the power crisis was likely to worsen during summer, the State government should explore the possibilities of purchasing power from outside sources, he said.

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