Kaivinaignar Munnetra Kazhagam seeks ban on online gold trade

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Tiruchirapalli, Nov 10 (UNI) The first Zonal conference of the "Kaivinaingar Munnetra Kazhagam", a body of artisans, has appealed to the Centre and Tamil Nadu government to ban online trading in gold immediately as it was affecting about 15 lakh goldsmiths in the state.

Conference Reception Committee Chairman E Krishnan and the Kazhagam's General Secretary V. Sivakumar told newsmen here that a resolution seeking the ban was adopted at the conference here last night.

They said the conference also urged the Tamil Nadu government to include the "Viswakarma" community in the Most Backward Classes category.

It also demanded that the Centre and state government should fix Rs 2100 as procurement price for one tonne of sugarcane, besides supplying agricultural inputs like fertilizers and pesticides to farmers, free of cost.

The conference also demanded that jewel apprisers working in various banks on commission basis should be made permanent employees of the rspective banks, establish exclusive markets like farmers market to market handicrafts goods and representation for Viswakarmas on temple Trustee Boards.

The conference urged the Tamil Nadu government to establish exclusive Welfare Boards for goldsmiths and handicraft aritisans.

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