Are Indians Less Quality Conscious?

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Kisha said: (Sep 5, 2022)  
Yeah, its a price-sensitive market because we're shit poor, obviously people are going to go for the cheap & not the refined ones.

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Nisha said: (Aug 5, 2021)  
Hi everyone.

As per my point of view, Indians are less quality conscious is not right. I think this depends on person to person. There are some Indians who buy good quality products at a higher price against their pocket money or salary and we can also see that there are Indians who have high income but still believe in savings and buy some chipper quality products. Being a quality conscious is completely depends on persons thinking, and the surrounding environment where he/she lives. Judging a country on the basis of few people is not right.

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Bhisma said: (Mar 25, 2021)  
Hey, I think nobody wants to buy cheap products or low-quality products. But in India, most of the people belongs to a middle-class family. So their annual income is not so high so that they can afford high-quality products. In addition to that influence of the Chinese market in our country has affected so much. As they provide products of the same specification as any branded product but low in quality with a very low market price this created very tough competition in the market so that branded companies are not able to withstand. That why the influence of branded companies are decreasing and this made the easy availability of Chinese products to consumers.

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Pranusha.M said: (Sep 29, 2019)  

I think Indians, that is we, are not exactly less quality conscious. Even though the poor buy things of low price, with less quality, with a limited income to fulfil their needs, the rest will try to buy things of more durability and quality with respect to their incomes and their willingness to a thing of more sustainability and quality.

Some middle class, who are quality conscious may buy commodities of good quality, when compared to the rich who are reluctant to buy a high-quality thing, will buy medium-level quality with minimal price.

I think the quality consciousness differs from person to person and their willingness to buy a commodity. And we INDIANS, are of the same and income of the consumer is also the main aspect.

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Kingsley Lazarus said: (Sep 24, 2019)  

When an Indian buys other country product the quality goes down.

If all INDIAN TAKE A CHALLENGE AND BUY ONLY INDIAN PRODUCTS. I'm sure the quality will be on top of all.

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Pushkar said: (Sep 15, 2019)  
According to me,

If you consider the whole nation that is India, with a large population, different types of people, with great diversity, we can not give a statement that Indian are less Quality conscious. Quality increses with price or cost. If you try to reduce the cost the quality will automatically affect.

So the conclusion is, it depends on the income or money that the person is having.

Also, India has been in Jugaad system as we all know. Somewhere for getting profit, saving time, we as indians have developed this system which reduces the quality.

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Sumi said: (May 23, 2019)  
I don't think that Indians are less quality conscious. Yes, it may be right for the earlier time when people of India are illiterate.

But now people are well educated and aware for the quality of products.

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Divya said: (Feb 25, 2019)  
Hello everyone,

We can't exactly say Indians are less quality conscious.
Why because the quality is depending upon a person need and their financial situation.
If a person uses anything only ones or twice he select less quality product at low cost.
If a person uses an item, again and again, he selects more quality product with any cost.
And he minds his financial situation.


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Naveena D said: (Jan 27, 2019)  
Hello Friends,

According to me, Indians are not surely less conscious. Because they are making own decisions and also taking caring for others. This is based on the individual persons. There are situations will be different. So, according to this, they are performing. Not surely they have less conscious.

Thank You.

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D.Sai Akhilesh said: (Nov 18, 2018)  
Hello Everyone,

I can say that not all Indians are less quality conscious because its basically depends upon the income levels of the people. If one who are getting more income they are able to look for the quality but in India 55% and above of the people are below poverty so they look for the low quality, it doesn't mean that they don't want quality products, they want but the income level of that people are stopping them to buy quality.

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Bobby said: (Oct 6, 2018)  
Indians generally are less quality conscious. Its got nothing to do with poverty or affluence. Its about what is valued in society. People value money more understand it as wealth. You want to increase wealth but where money is understood as wealth you'll want to make wealth as much whether you have a capacity to make millions or few thousands. When focus is only on money we tend to find the understood way that is spend less. The middle class is always saving, the rich are always cutting corners. If we have to make a solution to a problem and there's a cost of 100000 rs, the Indian starts thinking on jugaad, a way to make it cheaper say 25000 rs. The focus is lost on what a value of 100, 000 can achieve to maximum but what the 25000 could pass through as minimum. So that 75000 of money is saved. In a way we are short-term thinkers for today and now. In long-term money depreciates therefore if you didn't use it to create maximum value the balance left diminishes in value.

What true wealth is potential, creativity, production, and material that won't lose its value quickly but last longer giving productive output for decades. Wealth is real and wealth is empowerment, today wealth is technology and know-how. When its practised this wealth creates and multiplies money. Money is, therefore, a value or currency or wealth. It's not wealth.

Since work was never valued, and human resource was also not valued, in. Feudal society creating solutions to peoples problems wasn't important. Culturally all working members were set lower than non-working. While we have adopted a western way of doing things our culture stands between finding success of the western enterprise.

The ideology and platform have a reason why Indians are less quality conscious. It's not the important value in our culture.

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Dhananjay Sarangi said: (Oct 4, 2018)  
Hi. This is Dhananjay. Today topic is Indians are less quality conscious.

If you have money, then you will become quality conscious. In India. We all know that. Poverty, illiteracy and population are the main factors which is pulling India's growth towards the downside.

When will you become more quality conscious?

When you will have sufficient money. Through which you can choose the things best you want. These are the things. Which we called quality conscious.

Not only India but also some other country where destitution and other factors are just the main factors which lead them to less quality conscious.

Thank you.

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Dhaygude Harshali, said: (Sep 29, 2018)  
India is the second largest populated country after China. In India we can see different economical & educational levels of the peoples. Depends on their financial status and awareness towards the quality of the products they are buying the things. In India, poor peoples are compromising with the quality as their main focus is to fulfil their primary needs. Peoples are checking for long-term utility and more quantity at less price, the entire population we can't say less conscious about quality overall it depends on the economical & educational level of the Indian peoples.

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Verma said: (Aug 30, 2018)  
India a developing country which is indeed of quality. However, the people who are living in India can't be designated. They give a major role in the economy of India as well the importors to India.

A large population is a traditional live in India therefore much of them prefer to the quantity that of quality. The scenario is constantly changing in India, people had started to check for quality.

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Manoj.D said: (Jul 9, 2018)  
Quality is essential everywhere and it's viewed in terms of conformance, fitness to use, the price paid, performance etc. ,

India is a developing country and also a quality conscious one, why the above statement I made is that, people of India and the government of India are becoming more and more conscious of each and every product or work they do, hence the usage of low-quality goods of China are becoming down day by day, the working quality of Indians are enhancing hence Indians are in the highest designated job worldwide too, and it's not the ultimate quality to be achieved, quality is concerned with day to day development and improvement, being a developing country India is in its own conscious about quality.

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Triveni said: (May 29, 2018)  
I think, I completely disagree with this pointless quality and more quality is dependent upon the economic condition. As we know that India is developing country and second largest population country hence it is not possible to everyone to go with quality some of think about quantity because there are many in there family.

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Shivani Somani said: (Apr 13, 2018)  
In my opinion, Indians buy things according to their financial condition, their need and choice.

According to the common man point of view, they see quality only on those things which they want for a long time otherwise they compromise with quality if they get a thing at an average price with less quality.

That's why the Chinese things are very popular in our India. Chinese co. Are not providing us good quality product but instead of this, we are buying.

Indians invest their money only after thinking about the product utility (in terms of time) and their financial capability.

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Dalsa said: (Mar 30, 2018)  
Hello friends.

In my opinion, Indians are quality conscious.

Whenever we need quality we go for it.

But sometimes it's hard to resist low price attractions, that's why Chinese market growing day by day.

But we Indian prooved by rejecting the free basic idea of Facebook that you can't make us fool by just using some free word.

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Shree Shankari R said: (Feb 15, 2018)  
No, we Indians prefer to buy good quality products the good quality products only will be long-lasting.

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Krishan said: (Jan 27, 2018)  
Good evening everyone.

Talking about quality concscious, as per my point of view its not about India or some other country. Its totally depends on person to person, if someone is that much capable that he or she can afford anyone of their wish then they will not compromise with the quality and a person with poor background has to live their life as per their living standard.

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Babasaheb Shetake Patil said: (Dec 12, 2017)  
First of all, we should understand the definition of quality it's define by Juran one of the quality gurus fitness for the purpose at best economical level.

Through only cost, we can't measure the quality of the product.

Performance, Appearance, Service, Feature, Durability, Reputation, Reliability, Response etc. Are the measures or meanings of quality.

Hence we can definitely say that Indian people are check all the above point during buying a product.

For example, when we buy a mobile we ask to our friends, compare features, feedback about performance, brand, cost, service all parameters check and then we take a decision.

In my point of Indian people are quality conscious.

Because of globalization international companies are established there plants hence increase the competition due to this Indian people have a variety of product and from that, they select the best.

Thank you.

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Vaishnavi Kumar said: (Nov 28, 2017)  
According to me, INDIANS are quality conscious people.

Yes, I strongly support my answer, Before analyze it I accept, here people in India who give more important to price because of in-equal economic condition but not all times. Yeah, it is time to listen to TATA NANO car.

Obviously, it is cheap rate and applicable for most of all and their economic condition but it is failure project in INDIA.

Especially Indians has unique reasoning power they know where to see the product and where to see the price. So, I strongly state that INDIANS are quality conscious people.

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Shiva said: (Sep 21, 2017)  
Hello guys!

In my view, INDIANS are quality conscious people. I strongly support my answer because as the India is a heavily populated country there exist a different kind of people here in India. Accordingly, most of the less populated countries are being helped by the Indians to grow up their revenue. In my sense, if the Indians are not quality conscious then why the other country people accept us to get into their countries and make Indians the millionaires and the billionaires.

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Malatesh Daddikoppa said: (Sep 18, 2017)  
Hi, everyone.

I am Malatesh Daddikoppa.

Are Indians less quality conscious,

In my view "I agree with this sentence" why because 60 percent of Indian peoples want more quantity in lesser price it means they want lower quality products,

I want dividing first Indian population.

1. In India 50percent of people are middle-class people.
2. 30 percent of people are rich people.
3. Remaining 20 percent of people are poor people.

80 percent middle class and poor people want to buy lower quality products only.

Only rich people want to buy better quality products so Indians are less quality conscious.

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Manav said: (Aug 26, 2017)  
Hello readers enthusiasm!

I read all most all the answers and I understand very well all friends wrote very well. As per my point of view, India people are very stable in choosing a quality product. There are 50% of the people are believed in quality product even middle class and Lower middle-class people also believe in use quality product because in India population more than 60% people are youngsters and in 60% youngsters more 50% people are educated very well so half of our peoples are educated very well now let's talk about quality product if want to buy one jeans or one watch the basic customer requirements is product should be good and long lasting but I haven't enough money to buy these quality products so what should I do I will wait some days for buy quality product because it's better than buy less quality product.

The very educated people thing like that so as my point of view, we Indian believes in quality.

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Harika said: (Aug 7, 2017)  
My opinion about this is partially yes. Most of the people are money minded, so they want to buy a good quality product with low cost, but quality depends on the cost. If cost is high is high, quality is high. So they use less quality conscious. Thank you.

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Krishna Kumar said: (Aug 5, 2017)  
Hi guys,

It does not purely depend on high-class, mid-class, low-class. It depends on the government If the government Is working hard, then it inflation doesn't occur then everyone can buy good quality of goods and services at low cost. But everything is dependent on govt.

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RAJ AARYAN said: (Jul 20, 2017)  
In my opinion, Indians are some what more quality conscious than other. If we look at the fact that most of the next generation Indian are paying a good amount of money for the Technical education such as B-Tech rather pursuing B.Sc which is cheaper. This is only due to people opinion that technical degree has more quality. This clearly illustrates that Indians are no less quality conscious they afford good sum of money for quality. Of course there are some field which can be compromised so that part is generally on the basis of there financial status, otherwise, no one wants less quality.

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Dewoo Sawant said: (Jun 23, 2017)  
As per my opinion, Indians are conscious about quality. The indians wanted quality products as per their requirements. As we think of farmers they buy quality seed to florish their agriculture. As we take example of business man then quality is important key for them. I don't cansider that if we have more amount of money then people will go to buy quality products it only depends according to the basic requirements.

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Marepally BixaM said: (Jun 16, 2017)  
My dear friends, Quality of the product bought by the customer is depends upon their financial situation as well as their need. If they need for temporary time, they may go with quality less products. They will use and through away. If they want long lasting products they will go with the quality products. Its all depends upon their need and financial situation also will force them to buy less quality products. Hence we can't say exactly that India is less conscious about Quality.

Thank you.

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Neeraj said: (Jun 8, 2017)  
Hi Guys,

People Buying capacity come from their income. Whenever any person even tries to buy something so, first of all, he/she considers his/her pocket then they think to buy. So buying a less quality products or high-quality products depend upon person to person in the market if a person is financially strong and that person loves to buy a quality product so that person buys that and vice versa. The Market is a mixture of customers all types of customers visit the market. But yes if we talk about a majority so we can say that people are still facing the problem of unemployment in India so having less money they don't try to think about high-quality products for their use.

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Soniya Choudhary said: (May 22, 2017)  
As my opinion, Nobody wants to buy bad quality products. It just depends on the financial condition. India is a developing country and here Majority of the population are middle and low class. So they need to think their budget before buying anything. So according to me, Indians are not less quality conscious rather situation make them less conscious.

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Aishwaryashinde said: (Mar 9, 2017)  
As we know India is 2nd highest populated country after china, so in developing country like India where different level of people live taking from poor -midclass- rich, all three section have their different capabilities of spending i.e. poor people are not more of quality conscious but quantity conscious and they could afford limited to live their life and fulfill needs, talking about mid-class some of them are quality conscious because the believe more in savings and manage to live with less quality service or product and for rich people they can afford for the highest quality. So quality consciousness whole depends on the standard of living in India.

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Niza said: (Feb 21, 2017)  
To some extents they are. What I think is that in spite of giving much focus on quality, they stress more on their price. This is especially valid to that rich staratum who just live to flaunt what they have.

Even if the quality is poor and price is high and on the other hand same thing with better quality is available at some cheaper rate, they will go for the first one. And the reason for it. Simply it's sky touching price.

Such as taking case of Reliance Fresh selling vegetables. Everyone knows that most of the time, all veggies and fruits have been kept for 3-4 days, they are put in air condition so that they appear fresh, still those Richy rich will buy only these vegetables and they will never go for roadside sellers who sell at lower price and their vegetables are the freshest. There are various similar instances.

While this is not valid for all, there is large proportion who strive to get stuff at lower price with the best quality. So my conclusion, at last, would be that "these people" should change their mind. If you are buying something whether from a multi-storey mall or a roadside stall price does not matter. What matters is quality. (not for everything).

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Prashasti said: (Jan 28, 2017)  
As far as the consistent raising standards, lifestyle of every person in India has rapidly furnished.

People have more positively and actively switched themselves towards better and aware quality of products.

Even most common person is now concerned about the quality and benefits of any commodity.

So, taking the positive aspect Indians are way better and conscious for quality measures.

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Keshav Shivhare said: (Jan 24, 2017)  
Hello Friend,

As all the point has been covered by my friends. I just want to add one point which I didn't found after reading all comments.

That Rich and Poor doesn't matter in quality consciousness because Rich people prefer high quality it is a definition as quoted by all but poor people prefer quality more than riches because they are poor they have limited money which they have to spent on a product or service and they find quality from that in long run because he knows he will not be able to buy it again in short run and rich people can by high price low-quality product because he knows that they can buy it again.

By taking an example if we see a villager who makes their clothes or buys his cloth once in a year and he knows that he has to maintain that clothes for the whole of that years. Hence proved they prefer more quality that a rich guy who buy t-shirts at a high price and forget about the quality of that product because he can buy it again.

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Shivaramreddy said: (Dec 23, 2016)  
Yes, India is less quality conscious why because let us take 2rupee rice what the govt provides this rice is mainly taken by poor people and the middle-class people also need money for their children or some things they need so they prefer to take that without seeing quality every one need quality but according to their situations they prefer this.

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Rakesh Prasad said: (Dec 9, 2016)  
Hello, friends, I think there is a huge gap between Indians who are quality conscious and Indians who care only about using things that are cheap or less expensive (these products lack in quality). That is why on one side we see people who are enjoying the benefits of quality products while on the other side we see people who keep on using mediocre products. The biggest reason for this is the cost factor. Most of the quality products are priced high, while mediocre products are comparatively cheap. India still is a country of savers of money. Here people are willing to compromise on quality if it saves them money. A simple example is people drinking tea/coffee in a steel glass instead of using a cup just because steel glass is cheap and coffee mugs are expensive. It is still a long way when we can say 'Yes! We Indians are quality conscious'.

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Vivek Mishra said: (Dec 2, 2016)  
Yeah, earlier they were much conscious about quantity instead of quality, but now they are showing revolutionary changes in them, they got their senses improved, therefore; they got to know about the value of quality.

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Pritam said: (Nov 26, 2016)  
Hello friends, I think each one of us has different needs. Some want quantity, some want quality in case of products. So everyone has different needs and financial condition based on which they buy products. But at the same time, I think most of us ignore the details about the products like the nutritional value, the ingredients and rather go for brands which are advertised by our celebrities.

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Kapil Dev Singh said: (Nov 16, 2016)  
Hello, freinds. I respect your opinion but in my point of view, we Indians are not less quality conscious. Since the awareness is spreading all around. Everyone is moving towards their stable and good state. People are getting employment. This helps to generate income which further helps to make us quality conscious. But also other than quality other factors influenced us to look things like choice and affordability.

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Priyanka said: (Nov 10, 2016)  
I would like to say that Indians as a whole cannot be labeled as less quality conscious. As buying any kind of product in today's world depends on three basic factors-

1. Awareness of the buyer towards the quality factors of a product.

2. His/her financial capacity to buy that particular product.

3. According to a customer's personal need from the product.

So on this basis, I would say that it depends from person to person and not on an entire nation.

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Rapunzel said: (Nov 6, 2016)  
Hello all,

Something like Quality consciousness should not be generalized to a nation or a city. It is a matter of choice and affordability. As we all know that ours is a developing nation and people of all statuses exist. Right from Multi-millionaires like Mukesh Ambani to daily wage laborer. A person who is a sole earner of his/her family cannot afford to buy an object out of his reach. He, therefore, compromises on the quality and goes for a less expensive product rather than an expensive product. In the same way, a person whose finances allow him/her to purchase a better quality product would go for it. This purely depends on a person choice. More than 50% of our population consists of middle and lower middle-class families who cannot afford high-end products or they are not aware of the products' specifications. This is the main difference between India and some other developed nation. These days, there is a tremendous change in such behavior and people are more aware (through media) and conscious about what they are spending for?

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A Joshi said: (Nov 4, 2016)  
Hello friends,

"Indians are less quality conscious", in my view it depends on person to person. Some people wants high quality and some are satisfied in his\her life. Youngsters want branded materials, like shoes of Puma, watch of Titan and mobile of apple and the need is day by day increasing. Presently he or she want apple iPhone 7s and in future, he or she wants 8s (-:,

So it all depends on person need and definitely on his or her income and it is applied not only to Indians but all over worldwide. If the person have money and he or she wants quality then easily he or she purchases branded material. Quality that means not only big brands, my previous friend said that my mother also checks quality of vegetables and then buy it, :-). So Indians are never quality conscious.

Thank you.

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Chandra Prakash said: (Oct 28, 2016)  
I would like to add to the discussion that in past we were less quality conscious but at present, there is positive growth in the lifestyle of the population, people are becoming aware of the fact that better the quality greater will be the satisfaction they will get.

Still, most of the population resides in the rural part of the country and many of them are financially weak to acquire products of good quality.

So the more the income people will get there will change in taste and preferences and hence it will lead to becoming more quality conscious.

We have taken initial steps to increase per person income but still there is a lot to be achieved.

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AJAY said: (Oct 25, 2016)  
I think This is a totally wrong perception that Indians are less quality conscious. Every single Indian prefer the best quality product, but in there buying capacity. India is still a developing country and more than 80 percent of the population belong to poor families. They can spend less for their need but it does not mean that less spending means less conscious about quality.

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Shubham said: (Oct 23, 2016)  
Quality is the standard of products as measured against prices. Quality awareness on an individual basis depends on upon the individual awareness of the environment and the meaning of the quality. Companies regularly do the quality awareness test for their product to make improvisation and remove waste from their products to provide the user-friendly and safe product to their customer.

India being one of the poor countries in the world and Most of the Indian peoples are middle class whose income are not so good, they somehow manage to feed their family members and provide shelters that's why they don't focus much on the quality of the product. And the lower class people never dream of quality product.

India is a developing country and the peoples of India are presently not so aware of the environment and the meaning of the quality. But the Young generations of India are aware of the meaning of quality and they are more focussed on the quality of the product.

Indian market is flooded with the cheap Chinese product Lower class people of India focus on the price rather than the quality of the product. So, Lower class people of India are the best consumer of the Chinese product as they are very low in price.

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Shivam Pandey said: (Oct 23, 2016)  
Hey, everyone.

I clearly disagree with the fact that Indians are less quality conscious. I mean just look at our mothers before buying a bunch of vegetables they check the quality.

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Shreenath said: (Oct 21, 2016)  
There is no matter like it is a quality material and that's not. Every company will produce their goods or materials to better quality only for the better future of their company. But we categorized it in our way.

But as an Indian should be a less quality conscious because we are still developing. Not developed. All are not rich fellows. 75% of Indians are from poor background. So these all people will prefer for quality but in a less price and they will get it. Only rich fellows prefer for quality in high price. But totally quality should be must in lesser price or in higher price for Indians.

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Vaishnavi said: (Oct 15, 2016)  
India is a country which is right on its steps to become a developed country i.e. it is still developing which means that every Indian isn't capable of making money with which he can buy high standard goods for him and his family. And obviously quality requires more money spent by investors and more money given by consumers. Therefore, at this stage, India isn't focus on quality.

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VJ'S said: (Oct 13, 2016)  
Yes, Indians are less quality conscious but that is only because of the social condition of India.

What is Quality?

- It is the degree of excellence of a product (usually finish product) or a service being bought or availed by a person. This feeds of excellence can be multidimensional as the service of the provider of the product, user-friendly designing & after sale service.

- It is a level of excellence which is assumed by a customer against the paid extra high prices. Eg: A phone of Apple is compared to a Micromax phone.

Why India is less quality Conscious?

- India is a developing Country & for every developing economy it is of prime importance to full fill the need rather than trailing the quality standards. As in India, we expect a product to be low cost so that everyone can purchase it.

- A quality product is less costly than other products of the same range.

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Sony Kumari said: (Oct 12, 2016)  
Hi, friends.

In my opinion, Indians are never less quality conscious. Everything depends on income. In India there are three types of family one is upper, second is middle and third is lower. According to their status, they try to buy best and branded quality. Everybody wants cheap and best but the quality is mandatory.

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Suprabhat said: (Oct 11, 2016)  
Actually NO, it depends on availability and capital, a villager who is buying vegetable which is fresh in low price but, if a guy buying veggies from another area though he has money he not getting that fresh vegetable.

Another issue is money, almost all class of people when they buy something it doesn't mean poor buys something blindly something, quality matters for them too, they buy also by checking the things in their budget.

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Aarushi said: (Oct 9, 2016)  
I think that Indians are conscious about quality. Whether the person belongs to high class, middle class, or low-class family everyone wants good quality. But yes, budget plays a big role in purchase of good quality item. A rich person can buy branded item easily but middle n low caste have to think about budget. It is also about modernisation that nowadays everyone is raising their status by choosing selected items.

But when we see that Indians used to by Chinese things it is all about its low price n attractiveness. They know they are going to use them once so they wish to buy low price items. When they know that they are going to use product for long they buy quality item.

May there are some people that do not think about quality but they are less in no. . Youngsters choose is also changing that they use selected, high price product. But they use them so many times that there is no regret of spending money on that item.

So, quality is differing due to budget, however, whether its high or low-class family everyone wants a "QUALITY PRODUCT'".

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Raam Meena said: (Oct 7, 2016)  
Hello one and all,

In my point of view we are Indians definitely Quality conscious but it depends on people to people but every want the best quality for example a villager may be not able to purchase branded clothes but he will purchase and check the quality according to price and his pocket but on the other hand he will not compromise to purchase a good quality vegetable and fruits because it easily available in rural area.

A person who belongs to the urban area must purchase branded clothes but for vegetable and fruits he has to compromise it doesn't mean he doesn't choose best but its depend on availability, my point we are quality conscious but it depends on people to people and budget.

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Prakash said: (Oct 5, 2016)  
Hi, friends.

According to my point of view, Indian's are quality conscious people, nowadays our country's people wants to implement themselves into modernization. So to show up their modernization they are the fever of quality conscious.

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Tanu said: (Oct 4, 2016)  
I don't think Indians are less quality conscious. As we all know that India consists of different segment of people. Premium Segment (Rich) people are quality conscious as for them spending money is no problem. But for lower middle class and low classes, money matters. Due to this reason some people prefer e-commerce sites like Flipkart, Snapdeal to get some discounts on same quality product.

Thank you.

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Prerna said: (Oct 1, 2016)  
Indians are quality conscious as I believe Indian purchase high-quality products at high price. Indians always look for best quality products in market. Indians are quality conscious but sometimes they are attracted towards the product just because packaging which is attractive. These products are fancy and attractive but these type of fancy items like Chinese lightings cost is less people buy these because of there cheapness and attractiveness of Chinese products. China provides attractive lights at low prices. So we can say that Indians are only attracted towards Chinese products because of low prices.

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Durga said: (Oct 1, 2016)  
Hello, everyone, according to me, People in India are quality conscious. Irrespective of any class everyone wants to have good quality. Every people wants to get good quality, and good quantity in a good price yes I agree with the fact that economic factor plays an important role. Many people who have less money they compromise with quality. But people have money they don't compromise with the quality. So people in India are quality conscious.

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Devik said: (Oct 1, 2016)  
In India, there are different class of people living together. The quality is also different as the class. Because each person can't afford anything which he wants. He has to compromise for quality or at least for quantity. There are many duplicate products with the same taste more in quantity but not good in quality. Eg-: If we go in shopping mall we can see on hand there is maggie sauce and on other hands, there is tomato ketchup with some different in size and less in price. The middle-class family will prefer that as they are giving same taste good in quantity as well. So they won't focus on quality somewhere.

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Sofia said: (Sep 29, 2016)  
Every human wants quality either rich or poor, but recently we have seen many quality comprised scandals by the companies whose products are mostly consumed by many people like Maggi, bread which are mostly taken as meal for breakfast consists of harmful chemical in excess amount i.e. bromide, this all happening because are fssai are not strict to them or we can say if people make the product test by chance and found something and raises their voice in media then agencies come to take under action, Indian pupil wants quality but at cheap rate.

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Harmandeep Kaur said: (Sep 28, 2016)  
Hi, everyone.

According to me, Indians are quality conscious because duplicity is common in our country. In India, when we go to market there is always a high chance of getting duplicate instead of original branded products. Also, the economical situation of the family purchasing the product, let's us know about their quality consciousness, If the person belongs to higher class they are more quality conscious than the middle class, who are always looking up to their budget. The lower class want more in quantity than in quality so, them being conscious is not an issue.

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Sakawat Ali said: (Sep 28, 2016)  
Friends, it's all about the economic condition. If you are earning a good amount then you can go for a quality product. As India has a big part of the population under the poverty line so a major part of the population can't think about the quality of product instead of have them. But if we talk about the upper class then every people wants to have a quality product and they have the same. So I can say that we are not less quality conscious if we are able to afford.

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454564645 said: (Sep 27, 2016)  
Hello friend,

In India, three types of class people live.

- First is low class.
- Second is middle class.
- Third is high class.

In India, 55% people from low-class family, 25% people from middle-level family and 20% people from rich class family.

These are all depends on people budget what type of food. They want to purchase.

Every people budget are different and that's way. They are purchase product his budget. We will say Indian peoples using conscious food.

If people will not see his budget then. They will able to save money for his house.

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Shiva said: (Sep 27, 2016)  
Yes, Indians are less quality conscious. As I am agri graduate I know what the quality food is, rich people wish to take quality food but those people only taking poor quality food because they can't eat fresh vegetables, fruits and most commonly they are going to eat stored grains with chemicals. Poor people, they wish to earn lot that's why farmers apply more and more chemicals and pesticides to increase yield and to sell the produce, he will also not eat quality food. Only a few people who are fallowing organic farming they are eating quality food.

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Nipun Bansal said: (Sep 24, 2016)  
There are three types of people living in India.

Poor class, middle class, and higher class.

* According to poor class they want more quantity in lower budget. They don't depend on quality. In India there are Approx. 60% People who have quality conscious.

* Middle family look up their budget they also depend on the money they want quantity and quality according to their budgets.

* Higher family want more quality.

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Abhijit said: (Sep 24, 2016)  
Nowadays if we see there are three categories peoples (middle class, upper middle class, rich).

Every person from every class needs quality product as it is time requirement. More than 80% of Indians are educated to know what quality product should purchase for keep long term so in future they do not purchase again and again means it will not effect on budget.

Today's market shows more competition in every product like if we look for simple soap then we can see there are multiple brands only in soap. And people goes only for a good product which will show more comfort and effective.

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Ashu said: (Sep 24, 2016)  
In India, different category people are there like approximately 68% people have hardly got 100 rupees per day, this money is not that much sufficient to fulfill their basic needs like clothing, food, and shelter, then how they go for quality of any product.

And approximately 32% people maintain their monthly budget, these people search for quality within their budget.

And 5% people who are reach they go to find the quality product.

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Utkarsh said: (Sep 24, 2016)  
Hello everyone talking about Indian we are dealing with enormous population and in that case the very first objective is meet the demand of nation, for us quantity is first objective and quality is afterward, this is as much necessary also since as statistics can be seen that around 5% of population is rich enough who can fulfill their all demand and also consciousness exist for them, and rest of the population has to deal with their need.

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Surya Pratap Singh said: (Sep 21, 2016)  
Hello, everyone. I want to add some point that quality is the primary requirement to fill our need. In daily life every Indian focus towards quality and cost. Sometimes generally people think that if any product has good quality then it's cost might be high, it is not true in every case. Indian focus on best in lowest or maximum possible way. And it is true all around the world.

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Narinder Singh Chauhan said: (Sep 21, 2016)  
In my view in India, there are three type of affordable class.

One is high class, middle-class & poor class, so quality conscious depend on class, high class goes for better & good quality, middle-class look for quality & quantity & the poor class has affordability issue, so they are not quality minded.

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Uday Kiran said: (Sep 17, 2016)  
Yes, I agree with all of my friend's opinions. But I would also add a few more extra points regarding about this topic. According to my point of view, we the people of India are classified into 3 categories poor, middle classes. Each categorised people think in a way according to their mindset.

* Poor might think that I should get more quantity rather than get good quality.

* Middle class thinks in both cases I should get a good quality with good quantity according to my budget I have.

* The rich might think that whatever I purchase that must be a best-branded one with a good quality and its sufficient for him even if he receive less quantity.

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Megha said: (Sep 17, 2016)  

I think since most of the Indians belong to a middle-class family so they believe in quantity over quality!

This is true for the poor people also. For example, a poor family would prefer buying more quantity of food than that of more quality in the same price. As for the rich people in India they believe in quality and brands obviously.

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Shivam said: (Sep 15, 2016)  
In my point of view, most of Indians are belong middle class family. They are not less quality concious. It is all about money if a person is rich then they buy quality product if the person can't buy products they purchase only which are affordable which fulfill their requirements. Indians always want quality product with minimum cost. But with the minimum cost is not provide a good quality product.

Inflation also plays a major role. In quality product.

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Rahul said: (Sep 12, 2016)  
Hello, guys, I don't think so that Indians are less quality conscious. It's all about money. 80% of Indians belongs to middle class. Who has to think upon before buying any product. Whether it affects their monthly budget or they can afford it or not. Quality does not matter to a person who does not have enough money to have a single meal in a day. Quality matters only for them who can afford high-quality products.

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Ankita said: (Sep 12, 2016)  
Hii friends,

It's a good topic for discussion. I don't agree with this topic. As from my point of veiw, India is developing country and all peoples want the good quality product. They check the quality of the product. But, we know India has more population density and not all are richer almost, 80% peoples are from middle class and they can't afford the expensive product.

All peoples want a good quality product with cheap price. So India also conscious about the quality. They also concern the quality of the product and buy the best one.

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Twinkle said: (Sep 12, 2016)  
According to me, this point totally depends on persons and mindsets because India having a type of people some belong to a middle-class family, some belong to the lower class and some belong to higher class so higher class persons also buy a good product and middle-class people are also buy less quality product. They want to buy a good quality product but, they have not enough money so Indians are not less quality conscious.

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Priya said: (Sep 11, 2016)  
Hello, everyone! I don't think Indians are less quality conscious. Everyone looks for a good quality. But Some of the markets offer fewer quality products at a low rate so people are attracted to them. Some people have less usage of some products so, in this case, they may buy low-quality ones. Those who want to use a product every day will opt for good quality. Depending on the person it differs. But most of the people first check the quality, then only buy them. Only a few people buy such low-quality ones.

Thank you!

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Rajat said: (Sep 11, 2016)  
Well guys, I don't think so Indians are less quality continuous. Suppose if they are, they wouldn't conduct examination like CAT, GATE, etc to get the best ones.

India is the country where all type (rich, poor and middle class) of people live, doesn't matter what amount of money they invest but everyone want best of what they paid for. A very common example of how a person buys vegetables or fruit by checking the quality also proves that "yes we are quality conscious".

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S.Kiran Kumar said: (Sep 10, 2016)  
Hi, Friends,

I don't agree with this topic why because of everybody wants quality nobody wants less quality but it depends on their financial background. If they have enough financial support then they will go for the good quality otherwise, they go for the less quality. But in India, more poor people are there so that they go for less quality.

Thank you.

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Amith Patil said: (Sep 9, 2016)  
I don't agree with you people because Indians are quality conscious but the money they spend is less but they don't get compromised with quality, that is why we have many quality products in our country. Let's take Flipkart as an example because they are undergoing so many tests before the delivery is done. Almost all the online market is running in the market of India are with quality.

Indians are money minded people because of the low income but they need a good quality of product with more quantity.

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Nitika said: (Sep 6, 2016)  
According to my point of view, I don't think so Indians are less quality conscious, we live in a country where all types of people are there high-class family, middle-class family and poor people. Poor people are also not quality conscious all they spent less on quality because of having less money in their pocket. They also want to increase their standard of living, they also want to spend more money on a quality product but due to poverty they are not able to do that.

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Rohit said: (Sep 5, 2016)  
Hello, in view quality is a relative term with the budget of any individual or a group.

So what is best for the middle & lower class people may be just good for the upper class, and if you say that because most of the Indian population is poor they are less quality conscious than mot of the world population is poor or lower middle class so that would mean most population is less quality conscious.

It's accepted fact that much of the poor people are lured by the quantity rather than quality its because they are forced by their poverty, lack of facilities, the struggle for survival, unawareness etc.

Hence it would be least analytical to say that Indians are less quality conscious.

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Parimal Naseet said: (Sep 5, 2016)  
Actually, the thinking of Indians are that how we can get a good thing by paying a little less and maybe sometimes it can be of the cost of the price or the money they are offering, but that does not at all means that they want to have an inferior quality for the thing.

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Sakina said: (Sep 3, 2016)  
Good morning everyone.

In my view, Indians are quality conscious. But due to lack of necessary environment, we Indian can't show that we are quality conscious.

As many people in India are poor that's why they can't afford quality products. Quality doesn't mean only in food products but also in the quality of living. Moreover, there is no implementation of rules and regulation. That's why we don't bother for any penalty. At last we Indian are quality conscious if provided a better environment. That's all.

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Harsh Jindal said: (Sep 1, 2016)  
Indians are not less quality conscious but due to lack of availability and affordability many Indians use inferior goods according to their income as they don't have much in their pocket to spend so they are indirectly purchasing inferior goods instead of knowing that it is inferior good. 99% of Indians are quality conscious can't say 100 because I didn't have a survey. But at last, my point is that Indians are quality conscious.

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Himanshu said: (Aug 29, 2016)  
Hello everyone,

I completely disagree with the topic.

In my opinion, Indians are not at all less quality conscious, it's just that they want the best quality in a little less or minimal cost.

Actually, the thinking of Indians are that how we can get a good thing by paying a little less and maybe sometimes it can be of the cost of the price or the money they are offering, but that does not at all means that they want to have an inferior quality for the thing.

Like the new MD of Toyota India is facing huge problems in making a name of his company in India as ACC. To him, here the people want to buy a thing which is of less cost but not at the cost of quality, therefore Toyota is facing a huge competition in the Indian market.

If they think that its importance and quality is far more valuable than its cost, maybe it's more, they don't think even twice and buy the product. And according to me its a very smart approach.

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Durnhevvir said: (Aug 27, 2016)  
In my opinion, yes, we sometimes can be. For most people, accessibility to quality products gets restricted due to the huge unorganized market. One would rather buy a sub-standard product from the retail store than go to the mall 5km from their locality. This only focuses on the inefficient supply chain that compromises quality for profit.

Substandard schools, food wastage, high shelf life (FMCG), hygiene (open slaughterhouses) etc. Are some of the examples.

Of course, there are those that are extremely conscious of what they buy. They can afford to do so the top 1%.

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In my opinion, Indians are both high quality and less quality conscious because not everyone can afford a good quality as India not only consists of rich and middle class but also poor. For example, if A uses olive oil, high-quality sunflower oil, high-quality basmati rice. B can afford sunflower oil and not that much good quality basmati and C cannot afford basmati rice and sunflower oil they use low-quality cooking oil and low-quality rice.

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Ravikirana said: (Aug 26, 2016)  
Hi, friends,

I think it depends on the scale of living. If I am rich I would spend any amount to get a good quality product. If I am the medium class person I will try to get as much as a good product I need in my budget. If I am poor then I just want whatever is available for me.

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Chithralekha V said: (Aug 23, 2016)  
Hi, my opinion is we Indians are not less quality conscious. Of course, it may depend on the poverty line, especially in our country. But the good example that Indians are not less quality conscious is that most of the countries prefer Indians for their companies as they are good quality conscious. As we all know that even though India is a developing country most of the families are still below poverty line. And so that is reason people are concerned about their future needs and they go for spending less money, in turn, buy fewer quality products. But I don't feel like in all matters they prefer less quality. Even a middle-class family make sure that their children are studying in good schools are colleges because they want good quality in education. And even our Indian government should be awakened to solve the problems of villages middle and poor class families so that each of us can be in good position with good quality things which are necessary for day to day life.

So based on above examples my conclusion is that Indians are not less quality conscious but they are made to be less quality conscious.

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Tarun Teja Mb said: (Aug 22, 2016)  
I partially agree to the point because in our country many people are conscious about the quality but because of their less income they will compromise with quality and some people even they are getting good annual income they attract towards pay less get more concept so in my point of view Indians are conscious about quality but due to certain reasons they compromises with quality.

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Chinmay said: (Aug 21, 2016)  
Hello Everyone,

I think generalizing all "Indians" to be either quality conscious or not would be irrational.

Compromising with the product one buys is purely a subjective matter. Some do not compromise with the quality at all because they have the money and wealth to do so. Others have to buy what is available on the market within their budget.

Being quality conscious also depends on the type of the item we are talking about. It is very rare that one compromises with the quality when it comes to sectors such as food and health because almost everyone wants the best in these sectors from the market (irrespective of the money we have in hand). On the other hand, in other things which are not included in our basic necessities, we often tend to be less quality conscious.

For example, one who needs a bypass surgery would want the best medical consultancy in the town and the best surgeon to perform the surgery. On the other hand, the same person may be spending minimally on the clothes he wears, the service center where he drops his car for service, etc.

So in my opinion, this kind of "Indian quality consciousness" (if you want to call it that), is perfectly logical.

Thank you.

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Hitesh Sharma said: (Aug 21, 2016)  
Hello, everyone.

I also believe in the fact that it all depends on the economic status of the consumer. Richer sections look for quality, poorer sections look for quantity while middle class looks to strike a balance somewhere between quality and quantity.

But one point I would like to mention is that sometimes the quality of a product can be increased without adding much to the price tag. This is where we are lacking.

For eg. Consider the case of street vendors in India.

Bhelpuri, panipuri, chaoley bhuttere wallahs and others can definitely improve the quality of maintaining cleanliness and hygienic conditions around them by wearing gloves, aprons and cleaning utensils with clean water without adding much to their budget but they prefer not to.

Because somewhere they still believe that lower or middle-class people are still not quality conscious.


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Raaj said: (Aug 20, 2016)  
Its Sad to note that Still Indians are not quality conscious and just look into any products price band. And end up buying products of low quality especially food items. Today many Food products sold in the market are unhealthy using cheap variety ingredients and more chemicals. No one has realised to stop buying low quality products because today they are not affected and forget to note that its slow poison to health.

Today high-quality products are only exported and secondary quality products are sold in India to give the low price in India. Make the Change to Buy only Quality products so automatically low-quality products can be removed gradually.

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Priyadarshini said: (Aug 20, 2016)  
Yes, I agree, I know our mindset is like this if we are getting more from somewhere then we give priority to that thing and many times it also proves as a good decision. But we don't do this every time. If we have enough money for something then we don't compromise with quality. Our quality compromises by our quantity (money).

In India we most of the people belong to a middle-class family. So sometimes to fulfill our needs we have to compromise with quality.

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Sai said: (Aug 18, 2016)  
Sometimes it seems to be true, for example, buying of dress, thought they are not qualitative for the sake of wearing for few times, the people will buy them. Not only this, we can even see the housewife who looks the discounts or 1 + 1 offers etc without a second thought they will buy it. I think the quality is not important all the times, it depends on our mindset and our usage.

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MANIKANDAN AKM said: (Aug 15, 2016)  
I agree with the topic what we are discussing here. But, from my point of view. Indians should need to concentrate more about the quality of anything. Because the quality plays a major role in all facts.

Some pupil's here are saying about the economic conditions. I agree with that point. But, I would like to say that to be aware of quality.

Conclusion: Hence, Indians are less quality conscious.

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Vaibhav said: (Aug 14, 2016)  
No, Indians are not less quality conscious, as we know that this decision depends on the salary they are getting. If a person is getting a good income he will surely go for good quality but if you are not able to deal with your daily requirements then you have to compromise in quality and quantity. Quality may matter but quantity is the only thing with which poor are dealing with.

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Sidharth Kumar said: (Aug 9, 2016)  
Hello, everyone. I want to share my view about the topic.

"Are Indians less Quality Conscious".

I am in both favour and against.

In favour, because India is not a poor country but our mentality is that if we see getting more. Then we select that. However, sometimes it proved as a good decision. But quality always matters this is fact. But in India, there are a number of middle-class people they want to have the good quality product but they have to compromise with more quantity in less money. To maintain their budget.

In against because nowadays people getting aware of buying the good quality product. They don't worry about the money where they see quality.

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