TAMILNADU - Beedi workers demand withdrawal of hike
Members of the Tirunelveli District Beedi Workers'
Federation Union took out a rally at Palayamkottai on
Wednesday demanding the immediate withdrawal of the
recently hiked Value Added Tax in the State. The
rallyists said the beedi manufacturing industry, which
had already been affected badly owing to a lot of
reasons, had been hit hard again by the 14.50 per cent
Value Added Tax imposed by the State Government from
The beedi manufacturing industry and the 10 lakh labourers
working in this industry would be in dire straits. Protesting it, the beedi
workers took out a procession from Lourdhunathan Statue on the South Bazaar to
Jawahar Grounds in Palayamkottai, where a demonstration was held.