Shillong: 40% of the factories which fall under the Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP) in the area of Byrnihat, Ri Bhoi District were closed down factory and rendered several people jobless.
The Park was closed down due to lack of electricity. According to sources since 2005 these factories are struggling to function that led to this dead end. Some of the factories depends on coal to function before but due to the coal mining ban about almost six years, these factories are now shut down.
Compared to other States the Factories in Meghalaya lack behind due to insufficient source of power be it coal or electricity.
Hopefully the hurdle will be looked at efficiently by the state government to salvage the situation and get back the workers their jobs.