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Power Crisis Hits Pharma Industries

And though the once-a-week power holiday has been withdrawn, power cuts are still imposed from 7 pm to 12 pm (lighting load) daily

New Delhi: Pharma units situated in the Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City at Parawada on the city's outskirts are reeling under huge power crisis these days.

EPDCL officials said that while nearly 80-85 MW is required per day to meet the production demands of nearly 70 units industries, including around 10 new ones that are yet to begin their operations, the discom is currently able to supply only 60 MW to the existing units daily.

The JNPC units pay Rs 20 crore per month to EPDCL. Sanjit Singh Lamba, managing director of Japanese pharma giant Eisai's India operations pointed out that almost all units at JNPC had been facing problems for the last two years despite making several representations to the authorities concerned.

"Besides insufficient power supply, the massive power cuts and rising power tariffs are hampering regular operations at units in the pharma city," Lamba said.