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Any ban on non-tobacco products sale to hit livelihood, say micro retailers

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Small retailers selling non-products today asked the municipal corporation not to impose restrictions on their business, saying it would adversely affect their livelihood.

"We are shocked to learn from recent that city authorities want to prevent micro-retailers from selling non-products. Further, micro retailers engaged in the selling of products will have to take a licence, causing problems to them," Uttar Pradesh Pan and said.

He claimed that the organisation represents more than 1.5 lakh traders, retailers and panwallas selling in the state.

"We appeal the government to protect micro retailers from this life-threatening situation. If such a move is implemented, small retailers will be forced to resort to desperate activities to survive, which will make these affected members of the society more vulnerable," the organisation said.

According to media reports, the government is planning to impose restrictions to prevent micro-retailers from selling non-

The move, it is stated is aimed at curbing sale of to minors from these shops, which besides tobacco also sold daily items like bread, milk etc.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 19:05 IST