Nagpur Today reported that debunking the reports that many steel factories in Maharashtra have migrated to other states due to higher electricity rates, the MSEDCL has clarified that the factories mentioned have closed their operations 8 to 23 years ago. MSEDCL's Independent Director Mr Vishwas Pathak said “Some people with vested interests are misleading the public by using the names of factories that closed down in the state years ago. When the names of the companies mentioned in the press conference in Nagpur were verified in the records of Mahavitaran, the power supply of Ganapati Alloy and Steel was stopped in February 2002. The functioning of that factory had ceased at that time. Moreover, power supply to Baba Mungipa Steel Industry factory was stopped in January 2013. He added “"The electricity supply of the companies whose names have been mentioned has been stopped in the years 1999, 2002, 2003, 2006, i.e. the work of those factories in the state was stopped at that time. Bills ranging from over Rs 26 lakh to Rs 53 crore are also outstanding with these companies. By citing the names of such factories, it would be wrong to create an impression that the steel industry is now operating from outside the state. He added “It is true that the work of K C Ferro and Rerolling Mills Private Limited was closed in October 2021 during the Maha Vikas Aghadi Government.” He also urged the Vidarbha Industries Association to be vigilant and not allow its esteemed forum to be used by persons spreading falsehoods.