The Directorate General of Safeguards, which comes under the finance ministry, said imports had come down while production and sale of unwrought aluminium that is extracted from primary metal or scrap, had gone up.
The maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) space provides significant growth opportunities, more so because there are not many such facilities in India. While national carrier Air India does all these works within the country, most airlines carry them out overseas -- at a much higher cost.
"Allowing imports of cement from Pakistan, therefore, carried with it the additional risk in that it provides an effective cover for smuggling of contraband goods and harmful weapons and ammunition concealed in cement bags which comes in rakes and trucks, in the hands of disruptionist elements," he said.
The domestic industry has been "substantially" harmed by the dumping of DDGs, the Ministry of Commerce said in its preliminary ruling following an investigation launched earlier this year.
The minister suggested that the MIP should be similar to the one imposed by the government for the steel sector, which too has been grappling with similar dumping from China, Japan, and South Korea, among others.
An anti-dumping duty of the difference between the landed value of the steel products and USD 594 per tonne will be levied, a Finance Ministry notification said.
Besides, it said that the applicants have claimed that the products being produced by the domestic industry are similar to the items being dumped into India.
NITI Aayog member V K Saraswat said India should not try to appear "holier than thou" with respect to incentives offered to foreign companies at the cost of domestic industry
Aurobindo Pharma had filed an application before the DGAD for initiation of anti-dumping investigation and imposition of the duty concerning imports of amoxycillin from the neighbouring country.
Automotive Tyre Manufacturers' Association has filed application on behalf of domestic players -- J K Tyre Industries Ltd, Ceat Ltd and Apollo Tyres Ltd -- for initiation of an anti-dumping investigation and imposition of the duty on the imports.
India is among a number of countries and groups such as the European Union weighing up taking further measures against cheap exports from countries such as China and South Korea.
The Directorate General of Anti-dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) in preliminary findings has concluded that "Glazed/ Unglazed Porcelain/ Vitrified tiles in polished or unpolished finish with less than 3 percent water absorption" has been exported to India from China below its normal value, "thus resulting in dumping".
The government, in September last year, had imposed a provisional safeguard duty on import of some steel products for 200 days and last month, set a minimum floor price on imports to deter countries like China from undercutting the local industry.
The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) said the safeguard duty covers imports from the countries in question and has been imposed after the domestic industry took a beating from such dumping.
Besides, Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA) has demanded reduction in the excise duty on several varieties of paper and paperboard.
The anti-dumping duty has been imposed following the findings of designated authority which concluded that imports of Vitamin-C have caused injury to the domestic industry.
Data from All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) shows the domestic pharma market, pegged at Rs 6357 crore for August, 2013, grew at just a meager 1.1%.
Despite the company facing a lot of competition, it is going to enter eight new export markets and somewhere in the middle of FY15, the company is going to start its first manufacturing facility, which will be in Columbia.
In an exclusive to CNBC-TV18, Union minister of heavy industries Praful Patel sought sops in the Budget to revive the capital goods sector in a letter to the Union finance minister.
India has imposed an anti-dumping duty of up to USD 0.26 per kg on imports of a hazardous chemical, used in manufacturing of pesticides and dyes, from China to protect the domestic industry.
Pakistani millers oppose sugar imports from India because of fears New Delhi may dump surplus product and hurt the domestic industry, an industry official said on Wednesday.