Washing machines, microwave ovens to have energy efficiency ratings; govt eyes to save 3 bn units of power by 2030
The programme is aimed at improving energy efficiency in household appliances to reduce energy bills of common consumers.
Amazon India say monthly payment plans, installation services boosts large appliance sales during festive period
Amazon vies with homegrown Flipkart in India’s burgeoning e-commerce market, tipped in a few years to be worth $200 billion annually.
Govt may not further hike import duty on non-essential items; could take other measures to arrest impact of Re slide
The government had, effective 27 September, doubled duties on import of 19 items, including air conditioners, household refrigerators and washing machines (less than 10 kg), to 20 percent.
Samsung cuts prices of electronic items including TVs, fridges, washing machines to pass on GST reduction
Last week, the GST Council brought down tax rates to 18 percent from 28 percent on 15 items, including vacuum cleaners, washing machine, 68 cm (27 inch) TV, fridge, laundry machines, paints, hand dryers, food grinders and varnishes
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Consumer durables and home appliances makers like Godrej Appliances, Panasonic, Philips Lighting and Intex want the government to lower taxes, give incentives to local manufacturing and increase customs duty on imports
Consumer durables and home appliances makers have asked the government to double custom duty to 20 percent on imported products such as washing machines, refrigerators and air conditioners to encourage domestic manufacturing.
Samsung, already reeling from a global recall of its Note 7 smartphones, said that it would recall about 2.8 million top-load washing machines in the US following reports of injuries.
Besides product exchange programme, Flipkart also sees its no-cost EMI scheme and low prices to boost its market share in large appliances category
The internet and communications technology is more hype than substance. It has made less of a difference to people's lives than running water or washing machines