With change of time the number of small industries in MIDC and nearby areas, was increasing big companies split up their work. There was increase in competition in small industries, financial returns on the jobs carried out got reduced, demand for work got reduced. This reduced the number of work-shift from three to two. Further two shift had to be reduced one shift because of shortage of work. In addition because of depression in trade throughout the world. Small entrepreneur came into difficulty twice. Some small workshops got closed. Further because of shortage of electric supply load shading came into force. Rise in electricity charges, fixed charges, TDL charge and such problems in supply of electricity, earning profit tax, excise duty, sales tax forced the closure of remaining small industry, this further brought unemployment calamity on the labour force.
In year 2001 the current members of the executive committee took lead to overcome the situation to solve the problems of small entrepreneur and to bring guts and tenacity to the Pimpri Chinchwad small industries association.
The association has undertaken work to solve problems of all types with related bodies, government with proper discussion. The fixed charge in electrical bills was reduced by 50%. TDL was canceled totally. Complaints regarding light bills of hundreds of small entrepreneur were sorted out from MSEB officers, which encouraged them.
With discussions with Pimpari Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, roads, road lights and other amenities were secured. Some are still pending and are under discussion. We were successful in reducing the custom duty to nearly 50%. Our efforts are on, about tax. Also regarding industrial plot in T 201, Bhosari, we got acceptance from municipal corporation, and building work is in final stage.
The current managing committee of Pimpri Chinchwad small industries association while taking care of their own industries are solving work of the association with doggedness, earnest longing, has earned trust and confidence of small entrepreneurs towards their leading association.