The districts have over two lakh power looms, out of which 1.4 lakh were operated by Job Workers, who wanted the Government to convert the hike as subsidy, to relieve them from the burden, sources in the powerloom association in Somanur, said.
     
There would be a production loss of rs.20 crore due to the one-day strike, they said.
     
Meanwhile, members of nine industrial associations, particularly small and medium industries, on Wednesday staged a demonstration in the city, seeking withdrawal of hike in the power tariff.
    
The increase will adversely impact the industries, which were reviving after a 70 percent power cut for the last two years, the memebrs of the associations, said.

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