Dimapur, June 2: The CNCCI today said that the imposition of lockdown in the state by the Government without working out details and implementing it haphazardly has done enough damage for the state economy and for the business community. However, it said the imposition of lockdown has flattened the curve and has done well especially for Dimapur and Kohima.
In a press release, the CNCCI said the state government decision to exempt essential commodity service was taken as a responsibility by the business community to serve the public and has been working tirelessly to ensure the availability of essential items in the market despite all the risk involved.
However, it said the harassment meted out to the essential service providers and vehicles on essential duty by law enforcing agencies and volunteers has deeply hurt the sentiments of the business community.
The CNCCI demanded that the state government intervene and stop all forms of harassment across the state.
It said the imposition of Odd and Even system in Dimapur on essentials service vehicle and imposing fine on those vehicles is totally uncalled for as it is time to jointly fight the pandemic rather than collect fines and harass the essential service providers, who are on the ground braving the pandemic to feed the public. The CNCCI requested the law enforcing agencies to immediately stop harassing and do away with odd-even system and imposition of fine on essential duty vehicles.
In this connection, the CNCCI said it would have no choice but direct the DCCI and its affiliated business bodies to stop essential service if the system is not done away with immediate effect.
Stating that the government might, with good intention, exempted construction activities from lockdown preview as it supports thousands of daily wage earners and also not to halt development activities in the state, the CNCCI said the government failed to address the support system that would keep the construction activities afloat.
The closing down of hardware shops, garages, spare parts shops etc. has made the exemption a mockery, it said and demanded that the these categories also be allowed to open immediately so that the construction activities can resume.
In the case of Dimapur, the CNCCI suggested that under Dimapur Municipal area the above mention shops should be allowed to open on odd and even number and the stretch from Purana Bazar to Chumukedima should be allowed to open like normal days as the shops located on these stretch are far apart from each other and has enough space to maintain SOP.
The CNCCI appealed the state government to immediately act upon the suggestion put across with outmost seriousness and urgency. (Page News Service)