Traders to protest non-coperative attitude of J'khand govt

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Ranchi, Oct 15 (UNI) Traders of Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FJCCI) will put up black flags over business establishments and flaunt black badges in protest against the Jharkhand government's alleged non-coperative attitude.

Talking to UNI, FJCCI's vice-president Manoj Naredi today said, ''This step would be taken to register our protest as the state government does not seem concerned about the development of traders and industries in the state. They would begin their full-fledged protest after the Durga Puja.'' Mr Naredi said the new industrial policy was yet to be announced and money sanctioned under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Development Scheme remained unutilised as the government was yet to abolish Urban Ceiling Act and conduct municipal elections.

Demanding relaxation of Value Added Tax (VAT) rates and abolition of Krishi Bazar Samittee of the state, Mr Nardi said VAT rates in the neighbouring states Bihar and West Bengal were low in comaprison to Jharkhand.

Earlier, the FJCCI had appealed to the traders for social boycott of politicians from their social and personal functions.

The organistion had also called for statewide bandh on August 22, two months ago in support of their demands, including relaxation in VAT, declaration of state's Rehabilitation and Industrial policy and abolition of Krishi Bazar Samittee.


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