Ujjain: City industrialists staged dharna to protest against wrong policies of Ujjain Municipal Corporation and the state government at Tower Chowk on Friday. They also supported the protest of industrialists from different districts across the state. The industrialists were opposing increase in lease rent and imposing of users’ charges and adopting double taxing system.
Laghu Udhyog Bharti district unit president Ateet Agrawal, secretary Nilesh Chandan, Ujjain Powerlooms Manufacturing Association head Rajesh Garg, secretary Lalit Khatri, Nagziri Udhyogpuri Sangh head Sunil Bhawsar, Pawan Mittal, Bharat Commerce Society president Dilip Barbota, Ashok Choudhary, Dinesh Bhayal, Ishwar Patel, Rakesh Bindal, Sunil Pithve and other industrialists of Udhyogpuri staged ‘dharna’ against users’ charges which was imposed on every industry.
The industrialists alleged of increase of ‘sandharan shulk’, and lease rent from Rs 2.40 per square feet to Rs 10 per square without any prior notice. Industrialists demanded to revoke despotic rise in taxes, construction water tanks in industrial areas and establishing fire station in industrial areas separately, and told to shutdown the industries if the civic body and the state government did not pay attention to their demands.