Council hurdle for E&E companies

Some major electrical and electronics (E&E) companies in the country are losing millions as they are unable to operate at full capacity due to conflicting conditions imposed by various local councils. The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) had instructed the factories to get approval from the respective local councils in order to continue operations round the clock.

While some local councils have allowed the factories, which were previously running round the clock, to continue their operations while their applications were being processed, some councils are requiring factories to only start operations once their applications have been approved.

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