JPDA discusses burning issues of Pharmaceutical traders with JCCI

Pharma traders at a meeting with JCCI office bearers in Jammu.
Pharma traders at a meeting with JCCI office bearers in Jammu.

Opposes entry of online Pharma giants in J&K

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Aug 12: The office bearers of the newly constituted body of Jammu Pharmaceutical Dealers Association (JPDA) led by its president Rajan Gupta visited the Chamber House here today and discussed burning issues of the Pharma traders with the office bearers of the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI).
The JCCI accorded warm reception to JPDA team led by Rajan Gupta, Manohar Verma, senior vice president; Chander Shekhar Gupta vice president; Brijesh Gupta general secretary; Anil Gupta secretary; Rakesh Gupta joint secretaries and Vicky Gupta -treasurer.
While deliberating on various issues, JPDA president briefed the JCCI president Arun Gupta about multiple problems being faced by them that retard the progress of their trading activity with consumers being the ultimate sufferers.
JPDA president sought special attention of the CCI on the online selling of medicine by the giant capitalist Reliance across Jammu city at substantially low prices that has a direct impact upon the very survival of the local Pharmaceutical traders. He said that the aforesaid development has made it impossible for all the local traders in this sector to compete with Reliance in providing medicines at such low price to the customers. He lamented that if the same trend continues for long then all the local business enterprises in Pharmaceutical sector in Jammu will be closed thus affecting the very livelihood of the owners as well as their employees.
He sought the intervention, help and support of the CCI to take up their issues with the Administration on priority basis and get their concerns addressed.
After giving a patient hearing to the JPDA team members, the CCI president said that Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry will fight for the genuine cause of Jammu’s Pharmaceutical traders. He said that the CCI will take up the matter with all the concerned authorities in J&K Administration and get their issues resolved at the earliest.
Among others who were present include Anil Gupta, senior vice president, Rajeev Gupta, junior vice president, Gaurav Gupta, secretary general, Rajesh Gupta, secretary and Rajesh Gupta, treasurer CCI.