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Raj Kumar Makkad (Adv P & H High Court Chandigarh)     27 April 2011

Be Indian-Buy Indian

Swadeshi Commodities List

Bathing Soap
Santoor, Nirma, Swastik, Maysoor sandal, Wipro sikakai, Medimix, Ganga, Cinthol and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Washing Soap
Nirma, Octo, Hipolin, T-Series, Date, Fena, Ujala, Sudh, Ezee, Ghari, Jentil, 555, Bobby, Manjual and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Tips & Toes, Sringar, Cinthol, Santoor, Emami, Boroplus, Tulsi, Vicco turmeric, Arnica, Hair & Care, Himani, Parachute, Fem, Cadilla, Cipla, Dabur, Franco, Apca, Khandelwal, Toret pharma, Unichem, Jhandu pharma, Himalaya, Maharshi Ayurveda, Balsara J.K. dabur, Jhandu sandu, Baidyanath, Himalaya, Bhaskar, Boroline, Bajaj sevashram, Cocoraj, Move, Crack cream, Park avenue and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Toothpaste and toothbrush
Babul, Promise, Vicco, Anchor, Dabur, Miscalk, Ajay, Herbodent, Ajanta, Garware, Classic, Eagle, Bandar Chap, Baidyanath, Emami and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Shaving soap and blade
Godrej, Emami, Super, Supermax, Ashok, Vijohn, Topaz, Premium, Park avenue, Laser, Vidyut, JK and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Biscuit, Chocolate, Dairy product and Bread
Nutrine, Shangrila, Champion, Ampro, Parle, Sathe, Bakeman, Priyagold, Monaco, Crackjack, Gits, Shalimar, Parry, Rawalgaon, Classic, Amul, Nutramul, Vijaya, Indana, Safal, Asian, Werka, Madhu, Mahan, Gopi, Himdhi, Vita and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Tea and Coffee
Girnar, Tata tea, Assam tea, Society, Duncan, Brahmaputra, Tej, Tate café, Tate tetley and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Drinks and Pickles
Guruji, Onjuice, Jumpin, Riro, Pingo, Frooti, Aswad, Dabur, Mala, Rojers, Bisleri, Rasna, Hamdard, Mapro, Rainbow, Calburt, Citemblika, Roohafja, Jai gajanan, Haldiram, Gokul, Bikaner, Bakefield, Noga, Priya, Ashok, Mother’s recipe, Uma, HPMC products, Him and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Amul, Himalaya, Nirula, Mother dairy, Windi, Wereka and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Edible Oil and Edible products
Maruti, Postman, Dhara, Rocket, Ginni, Sweekar, Cornela, Rath, Mohan, Umang, Vijaya, Sapan, Parachute, Ashok, Saffola, Kohinoor, Madhur, Engine, Gagan, Amrit, Vanaspati, Ramdev, MDH, Everest, Bedekar, Sahkar, Lijjat, Ganesh, Shaktibhog atta, Tata salt and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Electrical products, household items and watches
Videocon, BPL, Onida, Salora, ET&T, T-series, Nelco, Weston, Uptron, Keltron, Cosmic, TVS, Godrej, Crown, Bajaj, Usha, Polar, Anchor, Surya, Oriont, Cinni, Tullu, Crompton, Loyds, Blue Star, Voltas, Cool home, Khetan, Everready, Geep, Novino, Nirlep, Elite, Jayco, Titan, Ajanta, HMT, Maxima, Alwin watch, Ghari, Bengal, Maysoor, Hawkins, Prestige pressure cooker and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Writing materials
G-flow, Wilson, Camlin, Revlon, Rotomac, Cello, Stic, Chudra, Montex, Camel, Bittu stick, Plato, Triveni, Flora, Apsara, Natraj, Hindustan, Lotus, and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Shoes, slippers and polish
Lakhani, Liberty standards, Action, Paragaon, Flash, Carona, Welcome, Rexona, Relaxo, Lotus, Red tape, Finix, Wiring, Billy, Carnoba, Kiwi shoe polish and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Mafatlal, Trend, Cambridge, Double bull, Jodiac, Arvind denim, Don, Prolin, TT, Lux, Amul, VIP, Rupa, Raymond, Park avenue, Altimo, Newport, Killer, Flying machine, Dukes, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Hosieries of Tirupur and products of small scale and cottage industries


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Very good list.Kudos Makkad jee.


Yes,all Indian goods must be bought provided:


1. They are of good quality and reasonably priced.


2. Masalas,teas,cooking oils,mithais,etc. are not adulterated.Ever heard of adulteration of mustard oil a few yrs. back?Even the milk packets should include pure milk,and not milk powder(a common problem in Delhi).Similarly aata(wheat flour) must actually be having wheat flour,instead of refined flour(maida)


3. Raw materials used to manufacture ready made clothes are of superb quality,so that clothes don't discharge colour in water after the first wash.And don't fade also.


4. Shopkeepers refrain from hoarding products,which they otherwise sell later at v.high rates.

PS- In my school,we studied several lessons on adulteration,how to test the presence of adulterants in milk,tea,spices, and so on..There used to be a table showing the commonly used adulterants in sugar,ghee,tea,milk,etc in India.


I have presented just a few examples.


If we have excellent quality of Indian products,reasonable prices,and quicker disposal of consumer complaints,everybody will love Indian products madly.Or else,we can't stop people from running after foreign products,whose manufacturers pay a lot of importance to quality.

Arup (UNEMPLOYED)     27 April 2011

ha...   ha...   ha...

all comodites are there.

all are indian?

i born indian and assuring wii die indian.

is there any customer for me?

Arup (UNEMPLOYED)     27 April 2011

if we buy only indian, then we could not use computer / laptop because all processor coming from usa.

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Democratic Indian (n/a)     28 April 2011

Makkad ji, you missed out arms and ammunition from the list. Why do we have to buy poor quality substandard arms and ammunition from Indian Ordnance Factories at around Rs 1,00,000 when much better quality and reliable arms and ammunition can be purchased at around $ 200 to $ 300 only in international market? Are our lives not worthy enough to be defended by reliable and quality arms?


Why do our citizens and soldiers have to bet their lives on such unreliable products? Even country like Nepal refused to order more of much touted INSAS rifles because of its unreliability. When America is trying to replace 5.56 x 45 mm rifles(because they lack sufficient stopping power and long range capabilities) with 7.62 x 51 mm rifles we are reinventing the wheel at IOF with 5.56 x 45 mm rifles!( Read this

Just watch this video and see the difference as to where is IOF and where are other countries. Can any of the IOF products pass these tests?

It is high time that IOF should not recieve any more protection by the way of monopoly and let private companies enter to create an open competition. "We the people of India" deserve to be treated like citizens and not like slaves.

An armed man is a citizen, an unarmed man is a slave! It is no surprise why all criminal government­s like to disarm their subjects (slaves).

The bearing of arms is the essential medium through which the individual asserts both his social power and his participation in politics as a responsible moral being.

"One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offense to keep arms."  -- Constitutional scholar and US Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, 1840

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We are the people of the Buddha's India and we should lead the world toward "VISHWA BANDHUTVA".


The Wheel of progress run clockwise and any anti-progress action anti-clockwise will not work.


We are now entered in a modern democratic set up and we should go ahead and not to backward in making sectionsin human society.


Now, even a vegetable sellar at footpath is using moblie phones and connected with the market wlrdwide. Most of the people are now having internet and connecting with the world. All such things are just because of approach of the world market coming together and products are available at competitive price at every corner of the world.


It is the time to open the borders for open business and there should be no export-import duties and the same is against public interest.

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The question here is why indians cant produce the good /products in india at competitive price ?


We have a huge menpower but lack of infrastructure ,old technique,machines etc which is not good so indians buy the foreign  products ..


The reasin behind this is the govt.policy .I dont blame the industrial policy here but what we gain from 1991 industrial policy till right now?


Does we self independent ourself to produce the electronic products ?Today its a age of technoligy i.e,electronic.


Arupji rightly said,"

we buy only indian, then we could not use computer / laptop because all processor coming from usa or china

Raju Ramparag Gupta (Advocate)     05 May 2011

I do not agree with the view of Mr. Arup.
Mr. Arup ji, we are not agaisnt gobalisation but the only focused is to make our economy more stronger and nothing else.
why 1 dollar is equal to Rs.50.
why the price of Ruppes is falling day by day.
we need to understand this.
our indian companies manufactures products and goods of superior quality but they only lack in advertisement.
we do not sale poisnous drink like american company pepsi and coke sales.
since you have raised an issue that if we only buy indian products than we could have been using computers and laptops. i could only suggest that look for available products of indian companies. do not buy any foreign which is of zero technology because every zero technology products which are available in the market are also availble in indian companies.
do not stash away indian ruppee by purchasing foreign products.
we should all thanks Makkad ji for providing us such a useful information.





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Did you know ?

Hindi is the 2nd most used language in the World after Chinese Mandarin. Yet in its own country India, it is given a second status after a language called English!!

The total amount of Indian black money stashed away in Swiss Banks is 1.5 trillion USD which is more than 75 lac crore or 7,50,00,00,00,00,000 INR!! This amount is much more than twice the amount of black money of all other countries in the world!!...

Pre-Budget surveys indicate that in India 80 crore people or nearly 3/4th of the whole population has a capacity to spend only Rs. 20 (or half a dollar) a day!! Note : India is the 2nd fastest growing economy of the world after China....

Even after 62 years of independance the constitution of Free India contains 35,734 Acts which were enacted in the British rule for exploitation of Indians!!

If you stop consuming Pepsi-Coca Cola then atleast 30,00,000 poor people will directly get employed as fruit juice sellers, where each would generate a daily revenue of Rs. 2500 !!. This will save the health and wealth of the nation.


1. Total foreign loan on India = 40 lakh crore. This is since independance.

2. All countries that give loan to India impose 2 important restrictions.
A) Reduce the value of Indian Currency.
B) All companies from loan giving countries to have free access to markets in India.

3. In total there are 5000 foreign companies operating in India which take out Rs. 3 lakh crore from the country every year.

4. India also has to pay the interest of the loan it has taken which is also nearly Rs. 3 lakh crore. So a total of Rs. 6 lakh crore moves out of the country.

5. On every bottle of Pepsi which is sold at Rs. 10 , Pepsi earns a profit of Rs. 8 which goes straight to USA.

6. Pepsi/Coca Cola and Harpic toilet cleaner have same base ingredient that is Phosphoric acid. Both have equal concentration of acid and ph value 2.4.

13. Every year toothpaste of Rs. 20 thousand crore is being sold in India by these foreign companies. Toothpaste is being sold at Rs. 300 per kilo which is same as the price of Kaju and Badam. Toothpaste is made of Dicalcium phosphate which costs Rs. 1 per kilo and is made from Dead Animals.

14. There are 36000 slaughter houses, where 10 crore animals are killed every year. Meat is consumed or exported and the bones are used by Toothpaste companies to make the toothpaste.

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Raju Ramparag GuptaI am Online

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Help Indian economy boom, buy Indian products.

If we unite, we can make a difference in our economy. A major chunk of profits from these are sent abroad. This is a serious drain on Indian economy.

INDIAN ECONOMY is in a deep crisis. Our country like many other ASIAN countries is undergoing a severe economic crunch. Many Indian industries are closing down. The Indian economy is in a crisis and if we do not take proper steps to control those, we will be in a critical situation.

 Crores and Crores of rupees of foreign exchange are being siphoned out of our country on products such as cosmetics, snacks, tea, beverages, etc which are grown, produced and consumed here.

Coca Cola and Sprite belong to the same multinational company, Coca Cola?

Over and above all this, economic sanctions have been imposed on us. We have nothing against multinational companies, but to protect our own interests we request everybody to use Indian products only for next two years. With the rise in petrol prices, if we do not do this, the rupee will devalue further and we will end up paying much more for the same products in the near future.


What you can do about it?


1. Buy only products manufactured by wholly Indian companies.
2. Enroll as many people as possible for this cause.


Each individual should become a leader for this awareness.


This is the only way to save our country from severe economic crisis. You don’t need to give-up your lifestyle. You just need to choose an alternate product.


All categories of products are available from wholly Indian companies.



Sarvesh Kumar Sharma Advocate (Advocacy)     05 May 2011


Arup (UNEMPLOYED)     05 May 2011

mr raju - i am not supporter of globalisation, or of it's anti.

Bhartiya No. 1 (Nationalist)     08 May 2011


Bharath (manager)     20 February 2015

Do you have a mechanism to identify the indian products or avoiding foreign products.
When say HLL, hindustan lever ltd, they say it is foreign company. but how to validate as all foreign companies are also registered in india. Please clarify.

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