Power loom units in Edappadi town of Tamil Nadu’s Salem District downed shutters to protest against the sudden surge in yarn prices, even as power loom owners as well as their marketing agents plan to submit a memorandum to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. Edappadi and its surrounding villages such as Velandivalasu, Mettur Stree, Motur and Velanaikenpayalam are traditional powerloom clusters where towels as well as made-ups of various varieties are manufactured and sold in the Erode textile market in addition to all states in India.