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Government of India
Ministry of Textiles
12 JUL 2019 4:18PM by PIB Delhi
Indian Jute Industries’ Research Association

Government of India through National Jute board (NJB) has given two projects to IIT Kharagpur and IJIRA towards the use of jute as raw material for the production of sanitary napkin as substitution of imported wood pulp.  Sanitary napkins are classified as medical product and the companies manufacturing it are required to adhere to the standard IS 5405 (1980). The details of imports of wood pulp from China and USA is at Annexure-A. Increased use of jute pulp in sanitary napkins will increase income of jute farmers and woman engaged in jute sector by increasing their employability which will ultimately boost the Indian economy.

 

Annexure-A

IMPORTS of WOOD PULP FROM CHINA (IN US$ MILLION)

 

S. No.

HS Code

Commodity

2016-17

2017-18

%age Growth in 2017-18

2018-19

%age Growth in 2017-18

1

47010000

MECHANICAL WOOD PULP

0

0.01

0.00

0

-100.00

2

47031100

CHEMICAL WOOD PULP UNBLCD CONFRS,SULPHATE

0

0.01

0.00

0.01

0.00

3

47031900

CHEMICAL WOOD PULP UNBLCD N-CONIFRS,SULPHATE

15.78

14.43

-8.56

17

17.81

4

47032100

BLEACHED OR SEMI-BLEACHED CONIFEROUS CHEMICAL WOOD PULP SULPHATE

2.24

2.49

11.16

2.5

0.40

5

47032900

BLEACHED OR SEMI-BLEACHED NON-CONIFEROUS CHEMICAL WOOD PULP SULPHATE

0

 

0.00

0

0.00

6

47050000

WOOD PULP OBTAINED BY COMBINATION OF MECHANICAL AND CHEMICAL PULP PROCESS

0

 

0.00

0

0.00

7

48237020

WOOD PULP BOARD

0.01

0

-100.00

 

0.00

 

 

WOOD PULP

18.03

16.94

-6.05

19.51

15.17

 

IMPORTS OF WOOD PULP FROM USA (IN US$ MILLION)

S. No.

HS Code

Commodity

2016-17

2017-18

%age Growth in 2017-18

2018-19

%age Growth in 2017-18

1

47010000

MECHANICAL WOOD PULP

0.56

0.55

-1.79

0.58

5.45

2

47020000

CHEMICAL WOOD PULP DISSOLVING GRADES

67.64

76.4

12.95

61.55

-19.44

3

47031100

CHEMICAL WOOD PULP UNBLCD CONFRS,SULPHATE

0.05

0.92

1740.00

5.19

464.13

4

47031900

CHEMICAL WOOD PULP UNBLCD N-CONIFRS,SLPHTE

0.83

0.74

-10.84

0.42

-43.24

5

47032100

BLEACHED OR SEMI-BLEACHED CONIFEROUS CHEMICAL WOOD PULP SULPHATE

88

85.9

-2.39

106.95

24.51

6

47032900

BLEACHED OR SEMI-BLEACHED NON-CONIFEROUS CHEMICAL WOOD PULP SULPHATE

10.99

14.33

30.39

30.89

115.56

7

47042900

SEMI-BLEACHED/BLEACHED NON-CONIFEROUS CHMICAL WOOD PULP SULPHITE

0.03

0.01

-66.67

0

-100.00

8

47050000

WOOD PULP OBTAINED BY COMBINATION OF MECHANICAL AND CHEMICAL PULP PROCESS

2.76

4.12

49.28

6.59

59.95

9

48237020

WOOD PULP BOARD

0

 

0.00

0

0.00

 

 

WOOD PULP

170.86

182.97

7.09

212.17

15.96

Source: DGCI&S

 

This information was given by the Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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