Trade bandh evokes partial response in Assam

The bandh called by traders in protest against FDI in retail evoked a partial response in Assam on Thursday.

Last Updated: Dec 01, 2011, 12:26 PM IST

Guwahati: The bandh called by traders in
protest against FDI in retail evoked a partial response in
Assam on Thursday.

Though Fancy Bazar, the business district of the state,
and North East region, along with other markets was closed
in response to the Bharat Vyapar bandh, shops in many other
areas of the state were open.

The Assam Chamber of Commerce and the influential Kamrup
Chamber of Commerce, of which Guwahati traders are members,
have extended support to the bandh, saying the Centre`s
decision to allow 51 per cent FDI in retail trade would snatch
the livelihood of millions of small traders and vendors in the
country.

PTI