The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), an association of domestic traders, urged the Delhi government to provide financial assistance to the merchant community which has been affected by the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection.
Lockdown has been imposed in many states to stop the second wave of Corona virus. While the lockdown is being imposed, it is helping to prevent the spread of corona infection. At the same time, this increased the problems of businessmen. Businessmen have been affected in Delhi by extending the lockdown till 17 May. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), an association of domestic traders, urged the Delhi government to provide financial assistance to the merchant community, which has been affected by the COVID-19 induced lockdown.
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said in a statement, there is no earning from the closure of shops and markets. While money is being spent on running the house and the expenses of the shops like salaries of employees, electricity bills, water bills, property tax, payment of EMI, interest on loans, etc.
Businessmen also get financial help
CAT has demanded from the Delhi government that just as the government has announced financial and other assistance for other sectors, it is necessary to provide financial assistance to the businessmen of Delhi as well. The businessman is the tax collector for the government, so we have the right to demand such financial facilities from the government.
Auto-taxi drivers will get 5 thousand rupees
Explain that the Delhi government had announced the imposition of lockdown earlier this month, giving free ration to 72 lakh ration card holders in the national capital and financial assistance of Rs 5,000 to auto rickshaw and taxi drivers for the next two months.
Also pleaded with the central government
CAT has also sought financial assistance from Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in many states of the country to compensate for the loss to businessmen due to lockdown, partial lockdown and other restrictions. CAT, in a letter to the Finance Minister, urged the financial relief measures for businessmen and to pursue various deadlines under GST and Income Tax.
6.25 lakh crore loss in April only
CAT has reported a loss of trade of 6.25 lakh crores to domestic trade in the country in April due to Corona epidemic. The central and state governments also estimate a loss of revenue of about 75 thousand crore rupees in total.
7 crore businessmen demanded from PM Modi
On the other hand, CAT has in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged to implement a national lock-down to break the chain of coronovirus in the country. CAT has said that at a time when the number of people suffering from corona is more than 4 lakhs per day and during the last week, at an average of about 3.90 lakh persons per day, in the present case of people suffering from corona, to save the people of the corona For national lock down, now is the need of the hour.
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