Merchants’ physique CAIT on Tuesday mentioned a proposal to impose lockdown in market areas within the nationwide capital might show to be “counterproductive” as lakhs of livelihoods are at stake and urged the Centre to seek the advice of merchants earlier than taking any such determination.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday mentioned he’s sending a proposal to the Centre to present energy to Delhi authorities to impose lockdown in market areas which can emerge as COVID-19 hotspots.
Reacting to the proposal, Confederation of All India Merchants (CAIT) urged “Residence Minister Amit Shah and Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal to seek the advice of the merchants earlier than taking any such determination because the livelihood of lakhs of merchants and their workers and different individuals are at stake”.
CAIT Secretary Common Praveen Khandelwal mentioned that such a proposal exhibits “utter failure” of the Delhi authorities in dealing with the COVID scenario.
He mentioned though COVID unfold is actually a serious concern among the many folks of Delhi however the subject must be dealt with in a strategic approach and never in a piecemeal method.
“The professionals and cons of shutting the markets should be examined. The merchants and Commerce Associations of Delhi stand totally in solidarity with the federal government to sort out the COVID scenario. Nonetheless, with out consulting the merchants, any step taken by the federal government can be counterproductive,” Khandelwal mentioned.
He noticed that solely common use objects however even the provides of important commodities can be hit onerous by such a lockdown, highlighting the “quick want” to carve out a method which can not solely deliver down COVID circumstances but additionally guarantee free move of products and providers.