‘The new government should support small scale industries’

Neha Basudkar
Wednesday, 22 May 2019

From the last several months, the small scale and plastic industries have been experiencing the downfall in their business due to lack of proper support from the government.

Pune: From the last several months, the small scale and plastic industries have been experiencing the downfall in their business due to lack of proper support from the government. These industries are hoping that once results of Lok Sabha elections are out on Thursday and process for new the government formation begins, the new prime minister should seriously look into their problems and support these industries. Director of Pimpri Chinchwad Small Scale Industries Association Pramod Rane told Sakal Times that from last several months the small scale industries are facing severe downfall in terms of business and revenue generation because the prices of raw materials have suddenly surged and the payments from the clients are delayed every time.

“We only hope that the upcoming government should curb all these issues by reducing the GST from 28 per cent to 18 per cent and put control over the prices of raw material. Also, the electricity charges per unit should also be reduced. Along with it, the new government should come up with new schemes and subsidisation methods,” Rane added.

Secretary of Federation of Chakan Industries Dilip Batwal said, “:Since there is no support from the government, we hope that the upcoming government should first focus on infrastructure and then focus on skill development. GST has been our concern from the last several years, but it has not been looked upon yet.”

Secretary of Maharashtra Plastic Manufacturers Association Nikhil Rathi said that several plastic industries have already shut and only a few are running. Though the government had assured that they would find out solutions for it, still the industry owners are suffering.
 

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