To check imports of electric fans and smart meters,
especially from China, the Commerce and Industry Ministry will soon issue
quality control orders (QCOs) in this regard, it is learnt.
India’s import of ceiling fans had jumped 132 per cent to an estimated value of
$6.22 million. Of this, import from China was worth $5.99 million.
electricity smart meters was worth $3.1 million during FY22 with about $1.32
million coming from China.
The Industry Department is also reportedly
examining the standards across all products in which the domestic industry has
the capacity, said a report.