Cement dealers, under the Kerala Cement Dealers Association, will down close down indefinitely from 15 November in the state, The Hindu reports.
Association State committee officials alleged at a press meet here on Monday that cement dealers in the State were being ‘continuously harassed’ and ‘unfairly treated’ by tax officials in the state contrary to the promises made by the government and the Finance Department.
As a precursor to the strike, dealers would stop purchasing and bringing cement to the state from November 1, MV Sakeer Hussain, state general secretary of the association, said.
“The association has also decided to organise a mass protest convention at VJT Hall in Thiruvananthapuram on November 5,” he said.
The government had included cement in the notified goods list even when there was no shortage of it causing hardships to the dealers, the officals said.
“Double taxes were also being imposed unlawfully on several dealers, contrary to what was promised,” Mr. Hussain said. (Source: )