ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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COROMANDEL FERTILISERS-Sharp Setback

tonnes against 3,38,090 tonnes. Cement production was 7,91,397 tonnes compared to 6,27,683 tonnes. Capacity utilisation was 52.8 per cent as against 62.8 per cent previously. Production was severely affected by very high levels of power-cuts ranging from 40 per cent to 80 per cent for most of the period. To minimise production loss, two diesel generating sets each of 2.7 MW capacity were commissioned in January 1988. A third DG set of similar capacity was added in June 1988. Infective May 1988, the state electricity board made available additional power, over and above the quota, at two and a half times the normal tariff. To avoid production loss, this facility was availed of till the power-cut was lifted in July 1988. With full power available from May 1988 onwards, cement production of 3,76,696 tonnes was achieved during May- September 1988, representing capacity utilisation of 90.4 per cent.

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