Demand to abolish GST on Textiles; strike on for 5th day

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Around 5,000 textile producing units and retail shops and more than 20,000 powerlooms in the district remained closed for the fifth consecutive day, demanding abolition of GST on textile goods.

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The protestors, under the aegis of Erode Cloth Merchants Association, formed a Human chain in a main street here where hundreds of textile shops are located.

Meanwhile some office bearers of the Association left for Chennai to represent their plea to the Chief Minister

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The traders claimed they had incurred a loss of Rs 150 crore due to the stir and that there were huge stocks of unsold textiles in their shops, godowns and factories.

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However all 150 Textile shops inside the Mohammed Abdul Gani Market here functioned as usual.

 

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