New Delhi, Apr 8: The Confederation of All India Traders has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to further extend the lockdown till April 30 in view of current troubled time of Coronavirus.
In a communication sent on Wednesday to the Prime Minister, the trade body said, "Prompted by the motto 'Nation before Self', the CAIT has undertaken a survey with prominent trade leaders of all states of the country and have come to the conclusion that during these troubled times, it would be in fitness of things, if the current lockdown period is extended to April 30 so as to negate any prospects of further spreading of COVID-19.'
The CAIT assured that traders will leave no stone unturned to combat this deadly disease and stand shoulder to shoulder with the Government as true Corona Warriors of India. CAIT National President B C Bhartia and Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said the deadly COVID-19 has posed a major challenge to all humanity and displayed devastating implications in most prosperous of nations across the World. In India, both Union and State Governments have worked tirelessly to ensure things haven't gone out of control. However, the case of coronavirus are increasing day by day due to irresponsible behaviour of the citizens, they said. “The most vulnerable section of the economy to this pandemic will be small and medium scale traders of India who do not have sufficient resources to sustain in a lockdown period.” The severity of the lockdown is likely to hit this sector with brutal force.(UNI)