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Annual renewal of trade licence opposed

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Kozhikode: The Malabar Produce Merchants Association has demanded an end to the system by which the dangerous and offensive (D and O) trade licence has to be renewed every year. Produce merchants have objected to the practice of annual renewal of the licence since it entailed frequent and cumbersome visits to a number of offices in the municipal corporation. The corporation is the authority to issue this licence.

The 70th general body meeting of the association here on Thursday demanded that the practice be changed so that the renewal of the D and O licence need be done only once in three years so that frequent visits to the corporation's offices could be avoided.

The association's general body passed a resolution raising this demand. The meeting expressed concern at the delay in getting licence from the District Collector for purchasing sulphur, which is used to protect copra, areca nut, and ginger from fungus attack. This licence is also valid only for a year.

The difficulty in getting the licence has affected the business. The association, in a resolution, appealed to the authorities to speed up issue of the licence on pending applications.

In another resolution, the association condemned unauthorised collection of money from merchants by some people. The money was being extorted using as an excuse the turn system for hiring lorry for transporting goods. An appeal was made to the Transport Minister to intervene in the issue.

Mayor A.K. Premajam inaugurated the meeting, presided over by association's president C.A. Ummer Koya.

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