Indian Ceramics Industry
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced a relief of Rs 2.50 per cubic meter for Natural gas. It will benefit the Morbi Ceramics Industry.
With a relief of Rs 2.50 per standard cubic meter, it will save Rs 1.57 crore per day. It will benefit the ceramic industry by Rs 47 crore per month. It will be good news for the Morbi ceramic tiles industry.
The Gujarat Government on 8th September announced a reduction of Rs 2.50 SCM. It will reduce the 16 percent gas bill as compared to May 2020.
Early before three months, the government has also reduced Rs 2 per unit. Now it has reduced the price by Rs 2.50 to Rs 25.57. The total reduction of units is around 16 percent. Now industrial gas will cost Rs 25.57 per SCM.
This has provided a major relief to the ceramic industry. This will begin a new phase to the ceramic industry as from the last many months it was facing disruptions.
Currently, it is facing a hard phase due to the lockdown of more than 2 months. The Global Pandemic has majorly affected all the business and mainly Ceramic business due to complete lockdown for more than 2 months.
Various types of Ceramic tiles such as Floor tiles, wall tiles, bathroom tiles, Nano polished vitrified tiles, Glazed vitrified tiles, and Double charge vitrified tiles are manufactured in Morbi.
Nilesh Jetparia, President Morbi Ceramics Association said ”This will reduce the cost of production by 5% and help industries become more competitive. It will also help bring in more investment in the sector”.
Gujarat Gas Limited
Gujarat Gas Limited is a gas distribution company that operates in India. Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation owns the company and was established in 1980. It is India’s largest City Gas Distribution company and mainly operates in Gujarat.
Gujarat Gas Limited is supplying piped natural gas to various industry clusters such as Morbi, Surendranagar, and Sabarkantha districts.
In the year 2006, PNG Piped Natural gas was introduced by the State Government in Gujarat. This gas is used for making the tiles in Kiln furnaces. The temperatures is up to 1200 C and depends upon the size and type of tiles.
Major Benefits for Indian Ceramic Industry
- Gas comprises around 30 percent of the total manufacturing cost. It will reduce 4 to 5 percent, lowering the cost in such hard times. 47 Crore per month will benefit from the Morbi ceramic industry which uses 6.5 million cubic meter gas daily.
- It will help the ceramic manufacturers to lower the cost and give a boost to many local factories.
- It will help to compete with China which is the largest producer of ceramic tiles all over the world.
- It will also provide new employment opportunities and increase international trade globally.
- The Morbi ceramic industry can benefit in the export market and can compete in the world ceramic market.
- Along with Morbi, It will also benefit the ceramic industry in Thane, Himmatnagar, and Surendranagar.
Morbi Ceramic Industry
Morbi is one of the largest ceramics clusters all over the world. It is a hub of ceramic tiles manufacturers and 13 percent of the world’s ceramic products are manufactured in India.
Morbi, a district in the state of Gujarat is known as the Ceramic City of India. It has more than 900 ceramic manufacturing plants spread.
Indian ceramic industry ranks 2nd in the world. Morbi is currently exporting to many counties such as the US, the UK, Indonesia, Mexico, European countries and many African countries. the nearest sea port from Morbi is Mundra.
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