Puducherry: All jewellery shops in Puducherry
remained closed Thursday to mark the industry`s protest against the announcement of hike in excise duty on gold in the Union Budget.
Posters announcing the strike were pasted on each of all
the 300 shops in the town and its peripherals.
This is the third time since the presentation of the
budget on March 15 that jewellery shop owners have downed
A decision on future course of action would be taken by
the Association of Jewllery Shops Owners` shortly, a section
of jewellers said.