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Govt discards proposal to dilute jute packaging act
18
Sep '10
The Union Textile Ministry's suggestion of reducing the obligatory use of jute bags for packing food-grains and sugar by 25 percent has been ruled out by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).

This is the second consecutive year when CCEA has reversed the Textile Ministry's proposal for relaxing the norms of the Jute Packaging Materials Act, 1987 (JPMA), thus providing the troubled jute industry a reason to smile. The 1987 Act, compulsorily requires the government procurement agencies to use jute bags for packing food grains and sugar.

The jute industry being a labour-intensive industry is a direct source of employment for over 400,000 workers, while it indirectly engages around four million jute growers.

It is for the third time over the last 22 years, after implementation of the JPMA in 1987, that the Textile Ministry's proposal has been turned down. Besides the current reversal, earlier too the proposal was reversed in 2000 and 2009.

The Textile Ministry asserted that, it is quite often that the jute industry falls short to meet its supply deadlines and hence other alternatives like using polypropylene and high-density polyethylene bags for packing food grains and sugar should also be considered. For this, the Textile Ministry suggested dilution of JPMA norms by 25 percent in 2010-11.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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