TRADERS AND small-scale units in the State have started feeling the impact of the strike in the national capital.
“A majority of the small-scale units in the State are dependent on the suppliers in the Delhi markets and its closure has certainly posed problems for the industry”, D S Verma, Executive Director of Indian Industries Association (IIA) told Hindustan Times.
He said that not just raw materials but a large category of products manufactured by the small units in UP are held up within the state due to strike by traders in Delhi.
“The Delhi region is also the biggest market for products manufactured by small-scale units in UP”, Verma added.
Meanwhile, the supply of drugs from the Delhi markets to Uttar Pradesh is expected to be severely impacted by the on-going agitation of New Delhi-based traders in the national capital.
“We are expecting supply shortages of drugs arriving from Delhi-based wholesalers in the next two to three days in most of UP’s towns and cities. The problem in Delhi market had just begun to aggravate so we are just waiting and watching”, Diwakar Singh, president of Chemists and Druggists Federation of Uttar Pradesh said.
He said the Delhi-based pharmaceutical companies, which supply the drugs through wholesalers in the national capital, were also expected to experience problems sending their consignments to cities and towns in Uttar Pradesh.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradessh Udyog Vyapar Pratinidhi Mandal, a prominent traders’ body, today said that the Delhi bandh was adversely affecting traders in UP, especially in western UP, and threatened to join hands with Delhi traders in their fight against ceiling.
“Delhi is central market from where traders of all the states get goods and material. The Delhi Bandh is naturally affecting trading activities in UP, especially in districts like Ghaziabad, Noida, and Meerut which have already started facing shortage of raw material,” said Vyapar Mandal leader Sandeep Bansal.
He said an all-India meeting of traders would be held in Delhi on November 11 in which he would participate as UP’s representative.
Bansal warned that, if need be, the UP traders would also down their shutters in solidarity with their Delhi counterparts.