LUCKNOW: Indian manufacturers of Holi colours, water guns, balloons and other products are losing out to Chinese imports because of at least a 55 percent price differential, said a survey-cum-analysis by Assocham.
"Invasion of innovative and fancy Chinese Holi toys and colours despite the government's efforts to promote 'Make in India,' is making the survival difficult for small manufacturers," said the survey conducted by Social Development Foundation of Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham).
Indian manufacturers were facing losses to the tune of a whopping 75 per cent as only about quarter of their products found buyers, said the survey based on responses of about 250 manufacturers, sellers, suppliers and traders of Holi colours, water guns and other such products across India.
"There is a price differential of over 55 per cent between Chinese Holi colours and sprinklers and those made by local manufacturers," said D.S. Rawat, secretary general of Assocham, while releasing the findings of the survey on Tuesday.
Majority of the respondents said that traditional 'pichkari' (water gun or sprinkler) has almost disappeared from the markets due to minimal consumer interest.
Despite being made from toxic products, 'Made in China' Holi toys and colours are favoured by customers as they are much cheaper than locally made products, said the respondents.
All that dream of Mr. Modi to create jobs . is in danger, as long as China is allowed to dump cheap products ..
I personally feel our next PM should be from China... I am sure the economy will change
Trade deficit between India to China has reached to US $ 48b in 2015 , 34% higher than previous year. This Holi celebration with chinese goods also contributing to some extend. Why to buy chinese goods ?
Many of Chinese products are highly toxic, colors, fireworks etc. How such things are entering to our country
Now NDA can come with a new slogan "Purchase in India"
Shankar Narayan Sarma
This is due to inability of our manufacturers and the Government of India. Why not a ban on Chinese goods?
China is far ahead of India in mass production of goods at competitive costs. It should not worry us. we have to concentrate on the quality rather than quantity.
Our Indian traders do not have character. Everybody swears for religion but nobody cares about the people. They import even these religious articles from china and indian artisans and small scale industry is losing the base to earn their livelyhood. What a shame.
We are short of creativity, ability , technology, skill , expertise & everything needed to produce quality products, sixty years ago I had to struggle a lot to get a 'Hero' pen made in China as there was no leak proof pen available at reasonable cost. We are just a land of talks ! No discipline, no skill , no technology ........
why cant individual states ban these harmful chinese products under health and safety ? why is everyone so quick to blame MODIJI ?? does he rule individual state ? center can only advise , it is the state which has to take action . that is our federal law
Ban sale of chinky goods in India.I hate to visit malls in US as I find most chings are from China