The government's decision came hours after the United Democratic Front (UDF) announced a state-wide agitation over the issue, alleging "nepotism" and "corruption" in awarding sanction for the breweries and distillery.
The minister thanked the Indian diaspora in China and the Consulate General of India in that country for the humanitarian gesture. Alphons is on a visit to China. He conducted road shows in Beijing, Wuhan and Shanghai to promote tourism.
Kerala: The 24-hour strike, which began at Tuesday midnight, will see all major modes of transport including state transport (KSRTC) buses, private buses, auto-rickshaws, taxis and online cabs going off the roads.
In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry C R Chaudhary said that there is no general restriction on the fruits and vegetables being exported to Gulf countries from India.