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Jamshedpur Vyapar Mandal and SCCI join hands against Mandi tax

Mail News Service

Jamshedpur, May 16: Members of Vyapar Mandal convened a meeting of food grain traders of Jamshedpur at Parsudih Bazar Samiti on Monday. They unanimously decided to chalk out the strategy for opposing imposition of Mandi tax on traders by the Jharkhand government.

Members of Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) were also present on the occasion. Representing them, SCCI president Vijay Anand Moonka said the Jharkhand government had passed a Bill to impose two per cent market tax on agriculture market committees on 24th March last. SCCI first opposed the move and motivated traders in all other states to unite against the government decision, he said.

Moonka said the agriculture market tax was an impractical approach of the government and it would give rise to further inflation in the state. The new tax would promote Inspector Raj and corruption in the state and would cause great inconvenience and loss to the traders, he said.

In today’s meeting, a joint committee of Vyapar Mandal and SCCI was formed to work in coordination with each other. Members of various other trade bodies have supported the decision taken today, said SCCI sources.

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