Lockdowns Adversely Impact Daily Wagers, Business Community: KCC&I

A street vendor packs his merchandise in the deserted City Centre Lal Chowk on Friday noon, as 64-hour lockdown came into force. KO File Photo

Srinagar-The fresh lockdowns imposed by the government have again adversely impacted the livelihood of daily wagers and businesses community, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCC&I) said on Friday.

Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, President, KCC&I as per a statement urged the administration to keep the livelihood of the business community in mind before taking any future decision and tackle the situation in consultation with traders / industry/ business community.

As the successive pandemic triggered lockdowns have wreaked havoc on economy, after the receding of second wave, the businesses had started to resuscitate. But much to the dismay of stakeholders, the lockdown came again to haunt.

The years of lockdowns have pushed Business Community to the wall and they are reeling under tremendous stress.  The only stability they have been staring is financial instability.

The government according to President should ensure that people adhere to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and the protocol is followed strictly. Lockdowns cannot be the first solution or perhaps are not solution as it does more harm than good.

The business community ensures support to the administration in implementing proper Covid protocol.

In times like these, when the financial instability is marring the community, we request government to come out with certain packages for the business community in the prevailing circumstances.

Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, President, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industries urges Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to intervene and demanded a “financial sustenance package” for the businesses community.


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