Strike to abolish GST on textiles enters 5th day; retail shops, power looms remain shut in protest

Erode: Around 5,000 textile producing units and retail shops and more than 20,000 power looms in the district remained closed for the fifth consecutive day, demanding the abolition of GST on textile goods.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

The protesters, under the aegis of Erode Cloth Merchants Association, formed a Human chain in the main street here where hundreds of textile shops are located.

Meanwhile, some office bearers of the Association left for Chennai to represent their plea to the chief minister

The traders claimed they had incurred a loss of Rs 150 crore due to the stir and that there were huge stocks of unsold textiles in their shops, godowns and factories.

However, all 150 Textile shops inside the Mohammed Abdul Gani Market here functioned as usual.


Published Date: Jul 10, 2017 07:29 pm | Updated Date: Jul 10, 2017 07:29 pm