Government and industry meet today on electricity tariff | News from Coimbatore

Coimbatore: Owners of industrial units across the state will take a call to stage a token protest or launch an indefinite strike against rising electricity tariffs based on the results of a meeting on Monday, which will see turnout of the Minister of Electricity V Senthil Balaji and senior officials.
Little Tamilnadu and Small Industries Association president k mariappanwho will attend the meeting, told TOI that the exorbitant fixed charges will severely affect micro, small and medium enterprises.
“Representations from industry associations will be compiled during the scheduled meeting at the secretariat in Chennai on Monday. Despite continued representations, the proposed electricity tariff was implemented in the second week of the month after making some changes to fixed charges. However, fixed charges are still high and put MSMEs in huge debt. We presented a proposal on how to calculate the electricity tariff efficiently, without affecting industrial units,” he said.
Industrial units had previously planned to hold a statewide protest on September 20, but the decision was postponed due to an invitation from the state government for talks. “If the outcome of the meeting is not in our favour, we will continue with our protest plan to assert our demands,” Mariappan added.

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