The Tibetan market in Gurgaon that finds its feet every winter has become a one-stop destination for avid shoppers in Gurgaon. With a unique and stylish collection of winter clothing and accessories, the market now enters a successful fifth year.
AS WINTER sets in Gurgaon, there is just one place every citizen from all quarters of the society is walking into as far protection from the cold is concerned, that's the Tibetan market in Sector 14. The market, which has caught the attention of residents of Gurgaon over the past five years, continues to sell its products like hot cakes and giving nightmares to the local business establishments in the city.
Speaking to merinews.com, the President of the Tibetan market, Phurbu Tsering, explained that the refugees have been conducting the market for the last five years and hail from places such as Dharamsala, Dehradun, Shimla, Manali, Nainital and Mussorie. When asked what makes this market a hot property during winters, Tsering said that the market has a large collection, and is sold at factory price. As my eyes sway towards a board that states no bargaining in bold letters, the rates at which the winter clothing and accessories were being sold, was justified.
Tsering further explained that since the clothes sold in the Tibetan market are manufactured keeping in mind the climatic conditions up north east, the same clothing if brought from any other market would be sold at a price fourfold its original price. And this is where the Tibetan market comes into the picture and sells the same stuff at marginal rates.
Taking into consideration the mass appeal these clothes have, the Punjab government has always walked an extra mile for the betterment of the community by giving them tax rebates of up to three per cent. The government also boosts up their sales by handing out orders to them to be made at various factories located in Ludhiana, Amritsar and Jallandhar.
The Haryana government, on the other hand does not give them any tax rebate but gives complete moral support by leasing out government owned lands at marginal prices. The rent paid by the market association is a meagre Rs. 30 per day. The Haryana government also protects their interest by keeping at bay local merchandisers who constantly file complaints against them regarding taxation issues and permit issues.
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