New Delhi: The traders’ organization All India Merchants Federation has claimed that the agitation of farmers of some states sitting on dharna on the borders of Delhi caused a huge loss of about 14 thousand crores in the areas of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
The Confederation issued this assessment here on Tuesday, saying that due to the protests of farmers, about 20 percent of the trucks are not coming to Delhi from other states of the country. The goods being sent from Delhi to other states are also being adversely affected. However, there is currently no loss of other items including essential commodities in Delhi.
The federation has said in a statement that the main supplies in Delhi are from nearby states. Apart from this, goods from other states also come to Delhi. Due to the protests of farmers, about 14 thousand crore rupees of business have been lost. The federation has urged the government to end the protests as soon as possible so that normal business can be restored.
According to the data, about 50 thousand trucks per day in Delhi bring goods from different states across the country and about 30 thousand trucks go out of Delhi to other states every day. The movement of goods usually takes place mainly from Delhi – Jaipur, Delhi – Mathura, Agra Expressway, Delhi – Ghaziabad, Delhi – Chandigarh route etc. Due to these road movement, traffic on them is disrupted.