After temporarily shutting down operations to switch over to natural gas, over 450 ceramic tile making units in Morbi had last month decided to resume production from April 15. However, 250-odd plants, mainly wall tile making units, could not commence production on Monday because of gas supply issues.
Soon after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered closure of units running on coal-gasifiers, half of the 900 ceramic manufacturing units in Morbi had shut operations to change over to cleaner fuel.
Around 325 wall tile manufacturing units had unanimously resolved to restart operations after mid-April. Some floor and vitrified tile makers, too had voluntarily chose to resume production from April 15. Read More
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