SDA Withdraws Thursday’s Factory Closure Call

SDAThe Surat Diamond Association (SDA) has withdrawn its call to close diamond factories in Surat on Thursday after the Gujarat state government gave its assurance to reassess the professional tax imposed on diamond manufacturers and workers.

SDA reported that ministers Saurabh Patel and Nitin Patel told the commissioner of the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) during a meeting in Gandhinagar to ensure that industry does not face unnecessary problems over the professional tax.

The state government has also pledged to discuss the professional tax issue with the diamond industry , SDA added.

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