Industry suffers loss of Rs 1,000 crore today
New Delhi, Jun 13 (UNI) Owing to the dusk-to-dawn strike called by pro-Left trade unions against the hike in the prices of petrol and diesel today, Indian industry has suffered a loss of Rs 1,000 crore, ASSOCHAM said.
''Feedback received from various constituents of the chamber from across the country revealed that particularly in the states of Kerala, West Bengal, Tripura and partly in Tamil Nadu, the routine business activities were paralysed to a large extent, putting industry to great hardship as its cargo and export consignments could not be moved to their destinations,'' ASSOCHAM President Anil K Agarwal said.
Even in Maharasthra, Uttar Pradesh and some part of Haryana and Punjab, industrial operations were largely disrupted as the trade unionists forced commercial establishments to remain closed.
The chamber, however, appealed to trade unionists not to resort to such a strike in future as ''national loss committed out of it is never compensated''.
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