Srinagar, June 10: The traders as well as the transporters of North Kashmir today demanded relaxation in carrying out their activities as the COVID-19 situation eases up in the district along with an immediate revival package.
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Addressing a press conference in Baramulla which was attended by the traders as well as the transporters operating across the district said that the Government must come to their rescue so that they could start afresh after suffering since 2019.
“We need to come out of the situation that we are facing for the last several years now and for that, we need to start working, but we are not being given any relaxation even as the number of COVID cases have decreased in the district. The administration has to understand that there is a need for the revival,” they said.
The representatives also said that the hotel and restaurants have suffered as well. “There is a need for allowing them to earn their livelihood,” they said.
Tariq Mangloo, one of the representatives during the meeting said that since August 5, 2019 everyone has suffered and every sector has taken a hit.
“We are becoming NPAs; stocks have deteriorated and we are not able to pay back the loans taken from the banks,” he said.
He said that for the imposition of lockdown the stakeholders are not being taken into confidence. “The administration decides on its own and does not bother to take us into confidence,” he said while adding that there is a need for special financial assistance by the Government so that there is a swift revival of the affected sectors.