Gujarat: Cold storages demand incentives and reduction in power duties

  • | Thursday | 18th July, 2019

Industry representatives have urged the state government to reduce electricity duty on cold storages. The rate of electricity duty on industries is 15%, while that on cold storages is 20% for low-tension connections and 25% for high-tension connections. Gujarat has 536 cold storages, of which 396 are dedicated for potatoes, while the rest 140 are multi-commodity cold storages. The cold storages catering to potatoes have a total capacity of 5.75 crore katta (one katta equals 50kg). "Under the existing circumstances, it is very necessary to provide support to cold storages.

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