Despite curfew, trade across LoC zooms to Rs 9 cr
Srinagar, July 1: Despite curfew and tight security restrictions in the Valley, trade worth Rs 9.44 crore was conducted between two parts of Kashmir across the LoC this week.
Officials at Trade Facilitation Centre Salamabad, Uri, said: “It was really cumbersome to make trade possible this week across LoC given the stringent security restrictions and curfew imposed by the government.”
“Though no trader could make it to here, somehow the goods were ferried to TFC Salamabad and exported across the LoC,” said Muhammad Ashraf Wani, trade facilitation officer TFC Salamabad and general manager DIC Varmul.
“Interestingly, the volume of trade at Rs 9.44 crore this week was higher as compared to past five or six weeks,” he added.
Of the total Rs 9.44 crore total trade, Rs 7 crore represented import and Rs 2.44 crore export.
Giving details Wani said 33 trucks containing 2065 quintals of goods were dispatched from the TFC Salamabad on first day of the weekly trade. The consignments were worth Rs 109,92,777. On Wednesday, he said, goods worth Rs 133,89,593 were exported in 35 truckloads to PaK that were weighing 2288 quintals.
“On both days, coconut and red chilies dominated the export,” Wani said.
Besides, 19 trucks carrying goods worth Rs 183,88,189 were received from the Chakoti Trade Centre, PaK, on Tuesday. The consignments were weighing 1042 quintals. On the second day, 29 trucks laden with goods worth Rs 516,26,022 and weighing 995 quintals were received from PaK. “Major among the items were dry fruits and 233 carpet rolls,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said, the PaK traders conveyed to the Valley traders that either they should send red chilies in double-pack or should not send these at all, “otherwise they shall send these back.”
Lastupdate on : Thu, 1 Jul 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 1 Jul 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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