From our Correspondent
Silchar, Oct 19: People’s apathy towards Chinese products has hit the Diwali markets. Be it decorative items like gift items, lights, wall hangings, lamp and other products, people were seen going for indigenous products this Diwali. There has been a steep decline in the sale of Chinese lights and crackers. The sale of Chinese lights and crackers has almost come down to nil. As compared, this year, the sale of Chi manufactured lights has come down sharply. People were seen buying wicks and other indigenous products. But Indian lights are also not available in ample quantity.
“People in mass scale have stopped buying Chinese lights. Social Networking Sites have set the trend of boycotting Chinese products. People have been asked to refrain from using Chinese products. This year our business has been hit. However, the thing is that there is lack of such products which are made in India. We have no problem in selling Indian products. Since there is, lack of Indian made such lighting products, so we are facing problems. We are hopeful that such products will be made in India and some day or the other we will have our days of glory. Nevertheless, it is dependent on the rate and quality of the products. There will be a stiff competition,” said a shopkeeper at Ellora Super Market of this town.
Talking to The Sentinel, he further said that Doklam incident has hurt all and so this time there was very less export and import business between India and Chi. “There is a huge scarcity of Chi manufactured Diwali items. Products could not be imported from Chi,” he added to say. “All our items are Indian made. Chinese products have been boycotted and so we are not even selling them. We are short of stocks also. Indian products are very less in quantity. Customers are asking for Indian products only. But we are uble to meet their demands,” said Sunil Kumar Paul, president of Ellora Super Market.