- February 6, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject : Economy
Context : The government will roll out on April 1 a proposed production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for white goods, under which eligible investors in air-conditioners and LED lights will be granted incentives worth Rs 6,238 crore over five years.
- White goods are large home appliances such as stoves ,refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, tumble driers, dishwashers, and air conditioners.
- They are large electrical goods for the house which were traditionally available only in white.
- Even though you can purchase them today in a wide range of different colors, they continue being called white goods.
- Major appliances – consumer durables made of enamel-coated sheet steel – are the same as white goods.
- The term may also refer to white fabrics, especially linen or cotton – articles such as curtains, towels, or sheets that historically used to be made of white cloth.
- Brown Goods : Brown goods are relatively light electronic consumer durables such as computers, digital media players, TVs and radios.