WHITE GOODS (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Ecomomy)

News-CRUX-10     12th October 2023        
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Context: The government recently tightened its oversight over the selected applicants under the Production Linked Incentive for white goods.

White Goods

  • White goods encompass large household appliances like stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, and more.
  • Although they're now available in various colors, they retain the name "white goods."
  • These appliances are renowned for their robust construction, built to endure daily wear and tear.
  • The term can also pertain to white fabrics like linen and cotton, including items such as curtains and towels, which were traditionally white.
  • In the beverage industry, white goods refer to colorless spirits like vodka and gin.

Brown Goods

  • Brown goods include relatively lightweight electronic consumer durables like computers, digital media players, TVs, and radios.
  • Unlike large household appliances (white goods), brown goods are primarily oriented towards entertainment, communication, and convenience.
  • These devices commonly incorporate electronic components and are designed to deliver audio, video, or data-related services.
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