HYDERABAD: The State government will consider changing the power tariff for printing industry from commercial to industry category to save it from losing business to other states, said S Niranjan Reddy, Vice-Chairman of Telangana State Planning Commission.
“Consumers are demanding quality products packaged attractively and printing industry which plays a key role in the process is also growing rapidly. As the industry can create both prosperity and jobs, government will take all steps for its growth in Hyderabad,” said Niranjan Reddy. He was speaking at the Telangana Offset Printers’ Association (TOPA) conference here Sunday.
Niranjan Reddy also said the government will consider the proposal for allotting land to TOPA building in Hyderabad and form a printing cluster to promote the growth of industry.
More than 500 offset printers from all over Telangana were present at the conference to discuss the problems faced by printers in Telangana and evolve a strategy for the future.
Telangana has a buzzing printing industry and it accounts for about 20 per cent of India’s market. There are more than 1,000 offset printers with more than 500 located in Hyderabad itself. But the change of tariff has came as a death blow to the industry.