Government Bans Imports Of Air Conditioners with Refrigerants
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Economy; Trade
- Indian Government has banned imports of air conditioners with refrigerants in order to promote domestic manufacturing and cut imports of non-essential items.
- Non-essential electronic goods have been under the purview of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry since the government decided to push for self-reliance in various sectors.
- Air conditioners have been specifically singled out by Indian Prime Minister as an example of a segment where self-reliance was required.
- In July 2020, the government had imposed restrictions on the imports of various colour TV sets as well.