The traders across the country under the banner of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) have made all preparations on a wide scale to celebrate this year’s Diwali as “Hindustani Diwali” through which a big blow of about Rs. 40 thousand crores of business to China will be accomplished during the Diwali festive season. “Bhartiya Saamaan – Hamara Abhimaan” campaign to boycott Chinese goods of the CAIT is getting wide support from across the country Where traders have compiled not to sell Chinese goods, on the other hand. On the one side, the traders have decided not to sell Chinese products, on other side the people all over the country are not in no mood to buy Chinese goods at all!
In a joint statement issued here today, National President of CAIT, B. C. Bhartia, and National Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal told that about 70 thousand crores business is done in India every year during the Diwali festival season including trade like gold & silver, automobiles, etc. In this 70 thousand crore business, goods worth about 40 thousand crore rupees were imported from China in the past years. But because of the brutal massacre by China killing 20 Indian soldiers mercilessly, there is great anger and resentment towards China in the people of the Country which has prompted the people not to buy Chinese goods. Realising the situation and in furtherance of the call of CAIT. The traders across the Country have geared up to sell Indian goods prominently as a part of CAIT’s campaign and “Vocal on Local” and “Atmnirbhar Bharat” call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the grassroots level.
Bhartia and Khandelwal told that for the festive season of Diwali the entire domestic trade is preparing itself with sufficient stocks but especially trade like mobile, electronic and electrical goods, toys, home furnishings, kitchen accessories, gift items, watches, readymade garments. , Fashion Apparels, Footwear, Cosmetics, Beauty Products, Furniture, FMCG Products, Consumer Durables, Office Stationery, Diwali Puja and Diwali decorative articles for Home, Shop, and Offices, etc. are likely to be sold in large quantities.
Both Bhartia & Khandelwal said that as an alternative to Chinese goods, CAIT has encouraged small scale industries across the country to increase more products, on the other hand, in every city of the country, artisans, craftsmen, and people who have skills are being encouraged by CAIT State level Chapters to prepare goods related to Diwali and such people will be encouraged to sell their products in the markets through trade organizations spread across the country. Apart from this, CAIT will also help unemployed persons to set up stalls of Diwali products in markets across the country to sell the products.
Bhartia and Khandelwal said that this effort of CAIT will truly transform the ‘Vocal on Local” & Atmnirbhar Bharat call of Prime Minister Modi in reality at the ground level through which China will be taught a lesson by giving a blow of 40 thousand crores business. They further said that there is no shortage of arts and skills across the country but such people need a helping hand for production and thereafter sale of such products. Responsible people sitting in air-conditioned rooms and making plans on paper but for this, one will have to work on the ground so that the vision of Prime Minister Modi can be implemented at the grass-root level.