China on mind, PM Modi seeks Indian toy story
NEW DELHI: Barely days before the BIS standard kicks in for all toys including imported ones, PM Modi on Saturday held a meeting with senior ministers and officials to discuss ways to boost manufacturing and global imprint of Indian toys.
This is being seen as yet another bid to discourage imports from China as India is one of the largest importers of Chinese toys. Nearly 70% of imported toys are from China. The total value of imported toys was around Rs 4,000 crore in 2019-20, which is four fold more than what India exports.
"India is home to several toy clusters and thousands of artisans who produce indigenous toys which not only have cultural connect but also help in building life-skills and psychomotor skills among children at an early age," Modi said and added, "such clusters should be promoted through innovative and creative methods."
Laying emphasis on the fast growing digital gaming arena, PM said India should tap the huge potential in this area and lead the international digital gaming sector by developing games that are inspired from Indian culture and folk tales. The PM has also suggested that youth should be engaged to come up with innovative designs and toys that can instill a sense of pride towards national goals and achievements. Sources said the go nment is looking at options such as holding national toy festivals and a network of toy labs in its bids to promote domestic toys.
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it's time. we dont want Lego or Barbie any more. let our home industries grow. time for us to lead
Guess we should not also use laptop, computers, windows, office, browsers as they are made outside India. Let's get back to stone ages as already we are in middle ages with poverty, unemployment and hate politics.
E commerce has yet to label the country of origin of their sold products
Indians are very dogmatic in the past and persistently resisted any changes hence newness in the toy did not find acceptability. Time has changed now. Let there be new beginning in Indian toy industry.
Wherever the feku sets his eyes, that industry is destroyed
I remember working for Leo Toys 25 years back. Cheapl chinese toys had begun to flood the market. Our CEO led a delegation to P Chidambaram for help.. in removing the many hurdles to making Indian toy companies bigger. They got turned away..
This is the result now..
It is good to focus on toys but India should not fritter away its energy on small items and leave it to China. We must , like US, focus on high technology items that will be the envy of world.
All of the so called popular Chinese apps like tiktok and others are nothing but a soft porn to make youth waste their energy and valuable time in these apps. All the toys that china makes by stealing intellectual property from established western countries. India has all capacity and capability only we need marketing and approach
Good, we must shun all Chinese goods and companies.
Navin Chandra Mishra
It is reported that the paint used in the toys are not proper and children run the risk of even contracting cancer. Import of toys should be regulated as they could be infected with virus / bacteria to ruin our nation.
good idea, stop buying chinese , difficult , but not impossible.
All Chinese toys use toxic paints and substandard plastic. No regulatory authority to check this.
We should develop our own toy manufacturing – It is not worth importing such low end cheap Chinese toys at all.
Its a very good initiative if done correctly. But as usual anything done in India will be all talk and no substance. Political middle men will try to profit from such initiatives and then when all the dust settles, we will still be importing from China.
This surely is the Very NEED of the Hour and to wean these CHINESE Checkers of their ARROGANCE and Land Grabbing dirty Habits and brig them to TERRA FIRMA and in their very LAND of GREAT WALL of CHINA for good and STOP buying any Toys from CHINA
We have to follow Chinese model of empowering village house holds if we have to make it big.
The T-Man of the millennium, Modi must lead the way give up travelling in BMWs and use Indian Ambassador or Maruti cars instead.
For your information, BMW is manufactured in India also
The T-Man, Modi has realized the bitter truth that technology is beyond his capability, so let's make toys!
Modi thought China can be friends of India & hence developed bonhomie with Xi & welcomed China, who has now backstabbed India. Now China has lost trust globally, Modi also have realised Chinese double standards, & will not give China any more leeway.
BOYCOTT CHINESE PRODUCTS!!