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HPC, subsidiary post Rs 870-cr combined turnover

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Kolkata , April 1

THE State-owned Hindustan Paper Corporation (HPC) has ended the 2003-04 fiscal surpassing all previous records in production and sales of both writing and printing paper and newsprint.

The combined sales turnover of HPC and its wholly-owned subsidiary — Hindustan Newsprint Ltd (HNL) moved to the level of Rs 870 crore on all-time high production of 3,22,570 tonnes. This is the second year in succession in which HPC crossed a combined installed capacity of 3,00,000 tonnes.

HPC operates three large integrated paper mills — two in Assam and one in Kerala through its wholly-owned subsidiary — HNL. According to a HPC press release, of the total production achieved, 2,03,684 tonnes consisted of writing & printing paper. The balance 1,13,527 tonnes were newsprint.

Meanwhile, HPC concluded an MoU with the Union Government for the year 2004-05, setting out ambitious targets for enhancing volumes and operational efficiencies with future focused strategies on modernisation and technological upgradation, aiming at the turnover exceeding Rs 900 crore.

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