This Article is From Aug 26, 2014

Chinese Crackers Worth Rs 600 Crore Imported Illegally in Tamil Nadu

Chinese Crackers Worth Rs 600 Crore Imported Illegally in Tamil Nadu

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Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers' Association today alleged that fireworks from China worth Rs 600 crore had been imported and hoarded in North Indian states.

In a memorandum to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Association Vice President Asaithambi said chinese crackers had been imported illegally and wanted the Central government to warn customs and central excise officials about the illegal import of fireworks from China.

They would be sold during the Diwali festival season and this would affect job prospects of 10 lakh workers employed in fireworks units in India, he said.

Officials had seized chinese crackers worth Rs.10.31 crore in the last four years.