Furniture traders observe bandh

Furniture  traders today observed  a  bandh to protest the  increase  in rates from  12%  to 28%. The traders  staged a dharna in Industrial Area, Phase 2, Chandigarh.   Sunil Bansal, general secretary of the Chandigarh Furniture Association, said the hike was unjustified. The traders submitted a memorandum seeking a reduction in the rates.  Bansal said all other associations like the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal, Laghu Udyog Bharti, Chandigarh Industrial Association and Chandigarh Industrial Youth Association had extended support to them. Kailash  Jain of the  Beopar Mandal  also addressed the gathering. The Chandigarh Furniture Association has decided to hold a nationwide  protest  for three days from June  26.  Satish Kumar,  president of  the furniture  market, Sectors 53, 54,  said the hike should be rolled back.

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