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Government of India
Ministry of Textiles
01 DEC 2021 4:45PM by PIB Delhi
Packaging norms provide for 100% of the total production of food grains and 20% of the total production of sugar for packaging in Jute packaging material

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in its meeting held on 10.11.2021 has approved minimum percentage as 100% of the total production of food grains and 20% of the total production of sugar for packaging in Jute packaging material manufactured in India from raw jute produced in India during Jute Year 2021-22.

The details of quantity / cost of jute sacking bags procured by the Government for packing food grains during the last three years are as below:

 

Financial Year

Quantity of jute bags (Bales)

Cost of jute bags (Rs. in Crore)

2018-19

29,61,688

7,529.44

2019-20

34,75,004

9,664.58

2020-21

25,08,572

7,889.48

 

To ensure the complete off-take of sacking production of the jute bags in order to protect the interest of jute farmers, workers and person engaged in the industry, the Government announces MSP for raw jute and mesta every year. Also, the Government has imposed Anti-Dumping Duty w.e.f. 05.01.2017 on the import of jute products.

This information was given by  The Minister of State for Textiles Smt. Darshana Jardosh in a written reply in the Lok  Sabha today.

 

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