Aurangabad, April 7:
The industries have been excluded from the lockdown, but the shops that supply raw material and are a part of the industrial supply chain have been shut. As a result, even though the industry is running, 80 per cent of the industries are facing difficulties in procuring raw material as the supply chain has been disrupted. Although some industries have enough stock for a few days, they can only last for five-six days. Entrepreneurs are expressing fear that this will disrupt the operations of all big and small companies. The entrepreneurs have demanded that the shops part of the supply chain be started.
The partial lockdown started on Tuesday. However, industries in Waluj, Railway Station, Shendra, Chikalthana were operating following covid regulations. The number of workers was also as per the set number. Over the past year, all the industries have been following the rules laid down by the central and state governments in connection with Covid-19. However, the entrepreneurs are worried as the lockdown imposed under break the chain is affecting the supply of raw material and other goods to industries. Giving more information, Massia president Abhay Hanchanal said, The industrialists are worried as the chain of suppliers has come to a standstill. On the one hand, despite the commencement of transportation, many industries are facing a shortage of steel, metal, paper, plastic, chemicals, glass and other items. As all the shops are closed, the crisis has increased. Most of the industries rely on raw material supplied within the state. But as these shops are closed, entrepreneurs are now trying to get the raw material from outside the state. As a result, they have to shell out more money and face loss. The most affected are the small scale industries.