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Punjab government concedes to industrialists’ wish, gives relaxation in curbs | Ludhiana News – Times of India

Traders dealing in clothes gadgets, cosmetics, and electronics are up in arms towards the curbs

LUDHIANA: Conceding to the calls for of the industrialists, the state government has given an enormous aid to the retailers dealing in industrial provides, together with {hardware} gadgets, instruments, motors, pipes. In an order issued on Tuesday, the extra chief secretary stated the industrialists dealing in such merchandise have been given permission to open their retailers and cater to the necessities of the factories.
According to the order, another classes of retailers — fertilisers, seeds, pesticides, pesticides, agriculture equipment, agriculture & horticulture implements, kirana and grocery retailers, together with PDS shops— too have been allowed to open. Besides, retail and wholesale liquor vends have additionally been allowed to open, however as per the order, all these classes of retailers and institutions can function until 5pm solely and won’t be allowed to function through the weekend lockdown.
Notably, a number of industrialists had written to the chief minister, demanding exemption to the commercial provides retailers from new curbs, on the bottom that with out these retailers, factories won’t be able to operate. Meanwhile, they felt relieved after Tuesday’s growth and stated the factories gained’t face any points associated to provide of uncooked materials and consumables.
D S Chawla, president of United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association, stated, “We are thankful to chief minister Amarinder Singh and minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu for accepting our demand and allowing shops and establishments dealing in industrial raw material, hardware items, tools, motors, pipes etc to resume operations. This will now help run the factories without any problem, as all the daily requirements ranging from nut-bolts, oil, tool, bits will be supplied from shops dealing in these items.”
Jagbir Singh Sokhi, president of Sewing Machine Development Club, stated, “This is good decision taken by the state government. Though the shops dealing in the industrial supplies should have been exempted from Day 1, not much time has been lost. And we don’t have any issue with the decision to allow these shops to open only for five days a week and till 5pm.”
Vipul Gupta, a dealer dealing in industrial provides, stated, “We are thankful to the state government for granting us permission to operate our businesses. Due to closure of our shop, we had been feeling helpless as we had been flooded with calls from factory owners requesting us to fulfil their orders or else their operations will be disrupted.”

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