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Bareilly IT market loses Rs 5 crore during curfew

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DQW Bureau
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As the situation is coming back to

normal with relaxation in curfew in Bareilly, one of UP's premier IT

markets, the computer dealers are feeling uneasy due to backlog and

change in the purchasing pattern that seems to have come about.

Speaking about the situation, Gautam Saxena, President, Bareilly

Computer Dealers Welfare Association (BCDWA) said that the PC dealers

in the city have a backlog of 20 days. “There is a concern of

survival among the small dealers and resellers,” he added.

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“We convened an association meet on

March 16 to discuss the condition. Now, we will be meeting with the

local administration to chalk out the strategy for the revival of the

PC market in Bareilly,” Saxena added. The association is also

planning to organize a mass awareness rally in order to send a

positive signal in the city. According to him, there are 70 dealers

in Bareilly who collectively have incurred a loss of around Rs 5

crore during the curfew. The curfew was imposed in trouble-hit areas

of the city where two communities clashed with each other and

indulged in arson following dispute over their respective religious

processions.

The Bareilly IT market earns nearly Rs

75 crore in revenue annually with a major presence of Ingram,

Redington and HCL. According to local sources in the city's IT

market, Compaq is one of the leading brands. Education and government

are the driving sectors in the sales of computers and peripherals.

About 25 percent of the association's members are in services market.



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