Chennai, Sep 4: Power crisis in Tamil Nadu has badly hit the textile sector as exports have come down from Rs 3,000 crore to Rs 1,800 crore with more than 50,000 employees rendered jobless, AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa claimed on Wednesday, Sep 3.
In a statement here, she said due to the power cut, Tamil Nadu faced the risk of industrialists moving to other states for setting up unit. In Karur District alone, eight spinning mills, 3,000 looms engaged in the manufacture of mosquito nets and 1,200 textile units remained closed for want of power. Lakhs of employees lost their jobs and farmers could not take up cultivation on thousands of acre of land, she claimed. As the power crisis had badly affected textile and farm sectors, the AIADMK would stage a protest demonstration in front of the electricity office on Karur-Coimbatore Road. Party propoganda secretary M Thambidurai would lead the agitation, she said.