Dimapur, September 2: With resumption of normal business activities in Dimapur after a prolonged lockdown, there is also report of rampant increase in taxation and monetary demand from traders/shops.
Informing this in a press release, the Dimapur Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) pleaded to “organizations and groups” not to harass and burden the business community at the present juncture, just when they are trying to start from scratch.
The business community has undergone immense hardships since the past six months, said DCCI president Akashe K Zhimomi while urging all not to harass and burden the business community.
The DCCI also reiterated its strong opposition to the cess on petrol and diesel levied by the State Government. “Despite the cess, the business community has so far not hiked prices of goods and essential commodities. But if the cess is not lifted, the business community will be forced to hike prices as transportation charges have become a heavy burden,” it said.
Reminding all of the safety guidelines for shopkeepers/business houses, customers and public alike, the DCCI asked all shops to ensure social distancing, insist on wearing masks (both customers and shopkeepers) as well as provide hand sanitizers in their respective shops. It directed all shops not to entertain any customer not wearing mask.
The DCCI meanwhile has expressed gratitude to the district administration for giving green signal for reopening of Hong Kong Market, New Market, Hazi Park Market and Millennium Building Market, and urged the welfare committees of these markets to ensure strict enforcement of the laid down guidelines. (Page News Service)