Can we afford to do away with Chinese products right now?One hears interesting stories on the ground. After months of lockdown, the metropolis of Chennai is almost back to normal. And one of India's biggest smuggled goods bazaar called the Burma Bazaar is near the prestigious Chennai Beach station.
Now, what is sold there? Casual inquiries reveal that over 80% of the electronic goods sold, are from China. The most prestigious T.Nagar, where one can find textile goods on the pavements, stock such goods made in China. One of the biggest stores for cheaper goods like suitcases, belts and so on, and literally everything under the sun, spread over many floors, is a shop called Saravana Stores at the Ranganathan Street. One is told that a good percentage of all goods come from China.
The big organized industry still imports a number of goods in the form of spare parts from China. Members who know the ground reality, may please talk about the extent to which we can stop the Chinese from selling goods in India and the ways and means to stop the Chinese explotion of plastic goods in particular.