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Plan to protest against manufacturers who favour online trade

Plan to protest against manufacturers who favour online trade

We are planning to hold a protest in December against manufacturers who  offer consumer goods at low price in favour of online trade, said TS Mohan Shankar state chairman of Tamil Nadu Consumer Products Distributors' Associations Federation.
At the federation executive meeting held here on Sunday, he along with state president M Venkatesh and honourary advisor Jagadeesan told reporters that some manufacturers are offering products at low prices to online trade and high prices to traditional distributors affecting thousands of distributors, traders and their workers badly. If the trend is continued, the federation along with retail traders would boycott such firms for such discrimination by December when its state meet would be held.  
The following resolutions were passed: The practical difficulties in the GST Act should be removed and it be simplified,  the advisory board of GST Council, comprising traders representatives, be restored to hear traders problems related to the GST, the aid under the traders welfare board be hiked, a committee be formed by the Centre to regulate online business firms which evade GST, steps be taken to check them from supply goods to wholesalers instead of consumers. 
Due to rise in administration cost, the manufacturers should hike the profit margin  of distributors and bear a portion of salesmen  salary and vehicle cost etc. If Dabur company continues to adopt anti-distributor attitude, the federation members would stop buying its products.
If Marico company implements its Nano plan to supply directly to big stores and supermarkets, the federation along with retailers would boycott their products. Federation functionaries A Radhakrishnan, M Palaniyappan, Kadar Mukaidin and S Gnanavel were present.