Ministry of Commerce and Industry indicated 'Shops in malls can open soon'

May 29 2020 09:56 PM
Ministry of Commerce and Industry indicated 'Shops in malls can open soon'

Between the lockdown and the corona crisis, soon you can find shops open in malls too. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry said on Friday that after keeping in mind the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, it may be decided to open the shops of malls soon. Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal had a meeting with representatives of trade organizations through a video conferencing on Thursday to discuss the issues of retail traders.

About the challenges faced by retail traders even after the relaxation given in lockdown, they said that most shops have been allowed to open without any distinction of essential and non-essential. The ministry said in a statement, "After keeping in mind the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, shops of malls will also be allowed to open soon."

In his statement, the Commerce and Industry Minister further said that in the self-sufficient India package announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to fight the coronavirus, a credit guarantee of Rs 3 lakh has been given for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and traders in it There are also covers. So, Goyal told the traders that they should not feel threatened by e-commerce, as the common man has now come to know that only the grocery stores of the neighbourhood are used in times of crisis. He said that the government is working on the mechanism of the business-to-business facility for retail traders and providing them with technical support to expand their reach.

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