Entrepreneurs urge Kerala govt to postpone plans for big projects
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Entrepreneurs urge Kerala govt to postpone plans for big projects

Entrepreneurs have requested the Kerala government to postpone plans for big projects such as Kerala Rail Development Corporation (K-Rail) and focus on immediate necessities of people such as complete vaccination, coastal protection, low-cost public transport, expansion of healthcare facilities, and availability of essential commodities at reasonable rates.

A large section of entrepreneurs in the state raised this demand in an online meeting conducted by the All Kerala Consumer Goods Distributors’ Association (AKDA) in which representatives of several organisations such as Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCI), Malabar Development Council (MDC), Kerala small-scale soap manufacturers association (KSSMA), Kerala Textile and Garment Dealers Welfare Association (KTGDWA), Small-Scale Building Owners Association and Consumer Education Committee took part.

The main demand of the participants was to unlock the State and allow enterprises to run by following the Covid-19 protocol strictly.

President of the Association CE Chakkunny told the media that all sectors are in severe financial crisis other than the salaried class. Small and medium-scale enterprises and the transport sector need to start functioning to pay government taxes properly.

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