Textile traders from the town have urged Union Minister of State for Commerce D. Purandeswari to impress upon the State government for withdrawal of VAT on textile.

A delegation of textile traders led by Textile Merchants’ Association president K.Narasimha Rao and general secretary N.V.Satyanarayana called on her at Karamchedu in Prakasam district on Saturday and explained to her that in the interest of traders, six States which had introduced VAT on textiles had withdrawn it subsequently but for Andhra Pradesh.

They pressed for a uniform tax regime in the country and maintained that Andhra Pradesh was the only State at present that was having VAT on textile.