48-HOUR WATER CUT WILL HIT FIRMS: TALOJA INDUSTRIALISTS
TALOJA: The state government’s recent announcement of a twoday water cut at Taloja MIDC has met with criticism.
Industrialists operating in Taloja MlDC said production is likely to go down by 70%, which will be a loss of revenue for the state government as well.
Most industries produce essential commodities such as fertilisers, medicines, food products and cement.
Jayshree Katkar, secretary of Taloja Manufacturers’ Association, said: “The Taloja MIDC houses major industries. Many of them need regular water supply for operations.”
He said, “A 48-hour water cut will affect the overall production and revenue.” Katkar suggested that the government should look at installing bore wells or consider reducing the supply of water rather than completely stop supply for two days.
There are 900 units operating from the area, generating an annual turnover of Rs90,000 crore.
Ankush Chavan, an office bearer, said: “While the government has been promoting the state as a preferred investment destination, the existing companies do not get basic facilities such as water and power supply. This will cascade into creating major roadblocks for investments.