Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
14-May-2012 16:39 IST
Dry Cells

The import of dry cells has substantially decreased while the production has shown marginal decline.

The decline can be attributed to rising input costs and reduced demand due to increase in prices and change in consumer preferences to more energy efficient products.

For enhancement of domestic production of dry cells, the industry is de-licensed and eligible for foreign direct investment up to 100% on the automatic route.

This information was given by Shri Jyotiradiya M. Scindia, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.