Traders Ask To Extend Lockdown To April 30 But With Relief Package
Confederation of All India Traders (CAT) stands with the government in the time of COVID-19 spread. National General Secretary of CAT, Pravin Khandelwal, wrote to the PM to extend the lockdown period to April 30.
CAT supports extension of lockdown
A survey conducted among traders and business leaders of various states, the business community said that they want the lockdown to be extended beyond the 21-day period. They said that the current situation of novel coronavirus spread demands stricter measures to contain the spread of the deadly disease. And the business community was unanimous in the decision to extend the lockdown period.
The CAT assured that the traders would leave no stone unturned to deal with the virus. Also, the confederation assured the PM that India would be victorious in its fight against the spread of novel coronavirus.
In a letter to the PM the confederation mentioned the hardships that the small and medium scale traders would have to face in the fight against the pandemic. The lockdown period would result in slowdown of business resulting in big losses. But the increasing number of coronavirus cases demand strict measures to control the spread. Despite the hardships, the merchant class stood with the country in containing the virus spread, said the letter.
Pravin Khandelwal sent memorandum
Pravin Khandelwal wrote in the letter that he had already sent a memorandum to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman seeking financial relief for the merchants of India.