The South India Small Spinners’ Association has appealed to the Government to bring down the power cut hours for industries. Association president G. Soundararajan has said in a release that Government should not implement the proposed two day-power holiday a week. High Tension consumers now faced 40 per cent power cut and the Low Tension industrial consumers faced 20 per cent power cut. They also had peak hour restrictions on energy use and about two hours of unscheduled power cut a day. The Government should reduce the power cut to just two hours a day and the peak hour restriction. It should not implement power holidays, he said. Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Coimbatore, has said in a release that region-wise weekly power holidays was not the correction option as it would result in heavy load on the grid and lead to unscheduled power cuts.
The Government should reduce the hours of daily power cut at the earliest. The Southern India Engineering Manufacturers’ Association has said in a release that power cut should be reduced for the industries. However, staggered weekly holidays was not the correct option as it would result in heavy load on the grid due to poor compliance from consumers. During the last three months, grid stability was good. This would be affected if the power holiday proposal was implemented.