LIVE: Traders declare Bharat Bandh as success, claim loss of Rs 1 trillion
The call for the bandh was given by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT). Stay tuned for Latest LIVE news
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Last Updated at February 26, 2021 22:20 IST
Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman in a virtual meeting today with CEO, NITI Aayog and Secretaries of 22 Infrastructure Ministries/Departments discussed post-budget action points for infrastructure roadmap ahead including NIP implementation.
Meanwhile, the day-long 'Bharat Vyapar Bandh' called by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) evoked a lukewarm response with most shops and commercial establishments open through the day. The traders' body, however, claimed that shopkeepers supported its nationwide business shutdown call to protest against issues related to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and "unethical business practices of foreign e-commerce companies".
CAIT claimed that 'Bharay Vyapar Bandh' has caused a loss of about Rs 1 trillion.
After contracting for two quarters in a row, the Indian economy grew by 0.4 per cent in the October-December quarter amid coronavirus pandemic, official data showed on Friday. The gross domestic product (GDP) had expanded by 3.3 per cent in the corresponding period of 2019-20, according to the data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO).
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