February 16, 2024Anmol Nagpal

Delhi's trade loss due to farmers' protest

The ongoing farmers' protest has resulted in an estimated loss of approximately Rs 300-crore trade so far due to disruptions in Delhi, according to Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT).

Source: ANI

The absence of around 5 lakh traders, who typically visit Delhi from nearby states for purchases, further exacerbates the economic downturn, the traders' body said on February 16.

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The farmers 'Delhi Chalo' protest that began roughly on February 13 is a culmination of various demands, including legalising minimum support price (MSP) guarantee for their crops.

Source: ANI

However, they said that the demands put forth by the farmers , if met, will have an adverse impact on the economy and the consumers in particular.

Source: PTI

Farmers from Punjab began their march to the national capital on February 13 but were stopped by security personnel at the Shambhu and Khanauri borders.

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The protesting farmers have been camping at the border points.

Source: PTI/File