Chaibasa, February 5: Traders under the aegis of Chaibasa Chamber of Commerce and Industries in a meeting on Sunday at Chaibasa protested against the Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing Bill 2022 which had been passed by the state assembly last year and which was given nod by the Governor.
The traders discussed to follow instructions of the Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce and Industries in terms of protests related to agricultural produce and members of chamber and food grains traders will run their business on Monday by putting black badges in protest against the said Bill.
The delegation of Chaibasa Chamber will also attend statewide meeting convened by the Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce and Industries on 8 February and ensure the implementation of the movement in West Singhbhum district as per the prescribed outline.
The traders claimed that if the said Bill is not repealed by the government, then there are strong possibilities of fierce agitation across the state, about 3 lakh 40 thousand businessmen and people across the state will be directly affected by this bill. There is no such provision of agricultural tax in the states of Odisha, West Bengal respectively, which will have a direct impact on the cost of food items, not only the vegetables of other states, food grains in the state of Jharkhand.
Industries related to agriculture produce will also be affected and the business of border areas like West Singhbhum district will almost come to a standstill.
Almost all the senior members of the Chaibasa Chamber of Commerce participated in the meeting.