Bihar ‘court’ bans Made in China goods

Bihar ‘court’ bans Made in China goods

Patna, Oct 8 (IANS) A Gram Kachahri (village court) in Bihar’s Aurangabad district on Saturday banned the sale and purchase of ‘Made in China’ goods, after declaring China an enemy for supporting Pakistan.

It also passed a provision with consensus to punish people found violating the order by imposing a fine, officials said.

It is a first of its kind happening in the state when a village body banned ‘Made in China’ products .

The village court of Obra panchayat decided to ban the products manufactured in China, impacting the sale of Chinese goods in the panchayat area with a population of over 10,000, a district official said.

Gudiya Devi, sarpanch of the village court, said that she had called a meeting that was attended by members of the village court and local residents.

“We have decided to ban ‘Made in China’ goods and appealed to people not to use any Chinese goods,” the sarpanch said.

“China is an enemy as it is supporting Pakistan against India,” Gudiya said.

A village court member, locally known as ‘Panch’ Baban Mehta said: “We should not purchase and use Made In China goods…that would weaken its economy.”

Gudia said local residents also supported the move to ban the sale and purchase of such products.

According to her, there are over two dozen shops in Obra panchayat that sell ‘Made in China’ goods. Last year, during the festival season, they sold China manufactured items worth lakhs of rupees.

A majority of these goods include toys, fancy lights, gift items, plastic ware and decorative goods.

In rural India, there is a huge market for Chinese products as they are cheaper, compared to those produced in India.

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