As Pakistan continues to send infiltrators into India (the latest was in Baramulla sector) BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop import of Pakistan in the wake of ongoing issues. In his letter on Monday, Swamy pointed out that India has stopped customs levy duty on cement import from 2007 and Pakistan is using this advantage to dump their cement at cheap rates in India, hurting the domestic production.
Swamy pointed out that India is the second largest cement producing country and currently country is producing enough production and the import from Pakistan at a cheap rate is seriously affecting Indian companies. Citing the details of economic factors of India’s cement production, Pakistan’s cement factories, mainly funded owned by retired top army officials are taking advantage with Indian companies due to the no customs duty from India’s side.
It is believed that most cement companies in Pakistan are directly or indirectly funded by Retired Army Welfare Fund managed by retired Generals.
– Subramanian Swamy
“On the other hand, India has become a dumping ground for imported cement, particularly from Pakistan, China and Bangladesh. It is ironical that while on every front Pakistan continues to trouble us, India continues to allow duty-free import of cement from Pakistan at the cost of Indian cement industry and employment in India,” he said pointing out the lacuna in our policy.
Swamy argued that continuing duty-free import of cement from Pakistan is totally hurting the ‘Make in India’ policy. From the graph below, courtesy InfodriveIndia.com, it can be easily seen that Pakistan is the biggest exporter of Cement to India (19.63%).
Explaining how Pakistan is dumping cement in India at a very cheap rate, which is less than their domestic price, he urged that it is high time to change our policy, which hits Indian factories. “It is believed that most cement companies in Pakistan are directly or indirectly funded by Retired Army Welfare Fund managed by retired Generals. It is likely that lower prices to Indian traders may be a way of funding anti-India activities.”
“Besides, news items in the media frequently report, not only in India but in countries like Malaysia, importing cement from Pakistan to the effect that customs officials have recovered Heroin concealed in cement bags imported from Pakistan,” said Swamy, adding that fake currency and other smuggling were also caught in the garb of cement import from Pakistan.
The detailed letter of Swamy seeking a ban on import of cement from Pakistan is published below:
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swamy sir is the real man of erudition wits and prodigy. never came across a person like him with these many faets. proud to be indian and proud tob your fan sir. sree iyer you are doing an wonderful job on projecting these issues to us.
sir myself is a blind fan of our Hon. Pd Swamiji.Also Entire world accepting,giving him honour on every field.
Now at least I shall pray god to give idea to our Hon. P. M to request him to sit pmo as a personal advisor to our Hon PM on every burning issues on international/national level specially related with country Thanks god forgiving a such personality
Serious charges.Our 56″ seems to be a bumbling feller not knowing what is going on.This is the result of having a devious lutyens wheeler dealer as your right hand/confident.
our beloved 56″ is doing his job. His lieutenants also need to work. A university VC can’t do a personal instructions to a lab head what to do right? Unless someone complains that something fishy going on. So now lets see if PM acts or NOT.
FM is supposed to take care of these things.
Our beloved 56″ is on a death do us part grip with a lutyen wheeler dealer and he knows all the shades of gray of this wheeler dealer.It is his blunder to hang on to a rotten apple and many like you keep giving excuses as though our 56″ is an idiot , does not know his people.He is very much innit and someone like DrSwamy needs to call this bluff.It is time.
It seems Swamy ji is doing all fighting of financial crimes in India. Not sure what the designated Finance Minister is doing? These are natural steps he MUST have taken without even pointing. I don’t know what good this FM who can’t even stand for 10 mins. Why can’t they retire?