Jute body seeks clarity on bag usage

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on April 29, 2014 Published on April 29, 2014

Indian Jute Mills Association has requested West Bengal and the Union Government to initiate “immediate steps” for continuation of use of jute bags. It urged the Centre to “issue proper orders” for ensuing Kharif and Rabi seasons to keep jute mills running.

Lack of demand has been the reason behind huge overcapacity in the jute industry.

The association said the West Bengal’s seven jute mills have shut and 56 operating mills have resorted to production cuts. It said the promised “jute policy” of the State government was yet to be announced.

It said sugar mills were the “biggest violators” of mandatory jute packaging use norms but the Textile Ministry had not taken any action against them, although the Law Ministy had advised criminal action.

Published on April 29, 2014
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