Srinagar: Pharmaceutical traders in Kashmir
Valley on Friday began a two-day strike against the new drug
policy formulated by the state government.
The two-day strike call was given by the apex body of
pharma dealers after a meeting here yesterday.
"All business outlets associated with pharma trade,
including retailers, will observe a two-day strike against the
new drug policy of the state government," a spokesman of the
pharma dealers said.
The new policy is going to affect the livelihood of more
than 2.5 lakh persons involved in pharma trade, he alleged.
The state government announced a new drug policy recently
with the aim of curbing the rampant sale of spurious drugs in
However, the pharma dealers allege that the new policy
will benefit only a handful of companies and will leave little
room for relatively smaller business houses.