Bengal govt urged to introduce jute policy for sustainability of jute sector

News Tags: apprised on latest problems, bumper production of raw jute this year, IJMA, Indian jute mills association, jute bag, jute packaging laws for different agro products, state Labour Minister Malay Ghatak, sustainability of jute sector, urged state government to introduce a Jute Policy

Kolkata
Bengal govt urged to introduce jute policy for sustainability of jute sector
Summary: 
Indian Jute Mills Association (IJMA) met the state Labour Minister Malay Ghatak recently and apprised him of the latest problems Beside, requesting him to take some immediate steps, they have urged state government to introduce a Jute Policy along with jute packaging laws for different agro products in the state for sustainability of the jute sector. They also urged to issues order for packing 100 percent potato and rice in jute bags.

Indian Jute Mills Association (IJMA) met the state Labour Minister Malay Ghatak recently and apprised him of the latest problems Beside, requesting him to take some immediate steps, they have urged state government to introduce a Jute Policy along with jute packaging laws for different agro products in the state for sustainability of the jute sector. They also urged to issues order for packing 100 percent potato and rice in jute bags.

http://echoofindia.com/kolkata-ijma-urges-bengal-govt-introduce-jute-policy-110241
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Jute mills urge Bangladesh govt to lift export ban

News Tags: ban on jute export, Indian jute industry, Indian jute mills association, jute industry of Bangladesh, jute mills in India, raw jute sellers of Bangladesh

Kolkata
Summary: 
A delegation of jute mill owners urged the Bangladesh government to lift the ban on the export of the raw fibre in the wake of supply constraints in Indian mills. Indian Jute Mills Association said

A delegation of jute mill owners urged the Bangladesh government to lift the ban on the export of the raw fibre in the wake of supply constraints in Indian mills.

Indian Jute Mills Association said that prior to the ban, a large number of contracts had been signed between Bangladesh raw jute sellers and Indian jute mills owners and traders.

Commitments about 50,000 tonnes of raw jute are involved in these settled contracts. The imposition of ban will result in non-fulfilment of this contract.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/jute-mills-call-for-removing-ban-on-exports-by-bangladesh-govt-115120901175_1.html
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Bihar to be the first state to make use of jute geo-textile in PMGSY

News Tags: Bihar government, Geotextiles are permeable fabrics, golden fibre, Indian jute mills association, innovative ways to save the jute industry, jute, National Jute Board, PMGSY, rural work department, strongly recommends use of geo textile

Bihar
Bihar to be the first state to make use of jute geo-textile in PMGSY
Summary: 
The National Jute Board (NJB), Bihar government’s rural works department and the Indian Jute Mills Association (IJMA) has endorsed the use of geo-textile in Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).

The National Jute Board (NJB), Bihar government’s rural works department and the Indian Jute Mills Association (IJMA) has endorsed the use of geo-textile in Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).

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IJMA demands imposition duty on imports from Bangladesh

News Tags: boost jute exports, cut production, demand to impose duty, domestic jute bage manufacturers, domestic manufacturers, flooding Indian market, India and Bangladesh, Indian jute mills association, jute geo-textiles, Jute Packaging Materials Act, non level playing, on import of jute goods, SAARC treaty, subsidized jute goods, zero duty

Kolkata
IJMA demands imposition duty on imports from Bangladesh
Summary: 
The Indian Jute Mills Association (IJMA) has raised the demand ahead of the Union Budget to impose duty on imports of jute goods from Bangladesh that has grown by 35 percent in the April-December period of this fiscal at the expense of domestic manufacturers. Over the same period, the domestic jute bags manufacturers have cut production by more than 25 percent.

The Indian Jute Mills Association (IJMA) has raised the demand ahead of the Union Budget to impose duty on imports of jute goods from Bangladesh that has grown by 35 percent in the April-December period of this fiscal at the expense of domestic manufacturers. Over the same period, the domestic jute bags manufacturers have cut production by more than 25 percent.

Under the SAARC treaty, there is zero duty on import of jute goods from Bangladesh, thereby creating a non level playing field between jute manufacturers of India and Bangladesh.

http://www.business-standard.com/budget/article/jute-industry-wants-duty-on-imports-from-bangladesh-115022501055_1.html
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Govt needs to take aggressive measure to tackle dwindling jute industry

News Tags: 10 percent subsidy, Chairman Raghavendra Gupta, Indian jute industry, Indian jute mills association, jute cultivation, jute demand, jute fibre prices, jute manufacturer, production

New Delhi
Govt needs to take aggressive measure to tackle dwindling jute industry
Summary: 
The decline in jute demand has led to closure of some mills in India while affecting production and has rendered over 1 lakh workers jobless. Reeling under the impact of severe demand crisis, jute manufacturers have urged the government to take immediate measures to revive the industry.

The decline in jute demand has led to closure of some mills in India while affecting production and has rendered over 1 lakh workers jobless. Reeling under the impact of severe demand crisis, jute manufacturers have urged the government to take immediate measures to revive the industry.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/jute-industry-seeks-immediate-measures-for-revival-114081500093_1.html
Jute Fiber
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Punjab breaks on jute mills for supplying poor quality bags

News Tags: biggest buyer, blacklist seven jute mills, Indian jute industry, Indian jute mills association, jute bag order, poor quality jute bage, Punjab Government, second hand

Bhubaneswar
Punjab breaks on jute mills for supplying poor quality bags
Summary: 
The Punjab government had been defaulting on jute bag orders for the past three months, the biggest buyer of jute bags have pointed out that jute mills were supplying poor quality, inferior and second hand bags at almost double the original price resulting in a loss to the tune of Rs 2000 crore every year. The complaint has been forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Punjab government had been defaulting on jute bag orders for the past three months, the biggest buyer of jute bags have pointed out that jute mills were supplying poor quality, inferior and second hand bags at almost double the original price resulting in a loss to the tune of Rs 2000 crore every year. The complaint has been forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The decision of the Punjab government to blacklist seven jute mills of West Bengal and unexpectedly stop supplies from seven other mills has landed the jute industry in the soup.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/jute-industry-plunges-into-crisis-as-punjab-cracks-down-on-mills-114081200625_1.html
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Government need to provide support for jute industry demands by Lok Sabha

News Tags: deteriorating law & order, Dinesh Tirvedi, Indian jute industry, Indian jute mills association, jute farmer, Lok Sabha member, mill owner, Several mills, shut down, takcle trade union

New Delhi
Government need to provide support for jute industry demands by Lok Sabha
Summary: 
Lok Sabha members raising the issues regarding the condition of the jute industry along with deteriorating law & order situation in West Bengal has demanded that the government should support the jute farmers and mill owners to prevent large scale unemployment in the state.

Lok Sabha members raising the issues regarding the condition of the jute industry along with deteriorating law & order situation in West Bengal has demanded that the government should support the jute farmers and mill owners to prevent large scale unemployment in the state.

TMC came into power on the basis of improving the condition of ailing industries and hence TMC member Dinesh Trivedi has drawn the attention of the House towards the dreadful state of jute mills in the state and said that 10 mills have shut down in West Bengal between 2010-11 and 2012-13.

http://post.jagran.com/lok-sabha-members-demand-government-support-for-jute-industry-1407417326
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Jute mills practicing unfair trade to be banned from government quota

News Tags: ban, Bureau of Indian Standards, cheaper price, government quota, importing jute bags, Indian jute mills association, jute mills, poor quality, unfair trade practices

Bhubaneswar
Jute mills practicing unfair trade to be banned from government quota
Summary: 
Some jute mills, including a majority of them belonging to Indian Jute Mills Association (Ijma), have been found illegally importing jute bags from Bangladesh and Nepal at a cheaper price to sell it at higher prices to the state-owned food procuring agencies for profiteering.

Some jute mills, including a majority of them belonging to Indian Jute Mills Association (Ijma), have been found illegally importing jute bags from Bangladesh and Nepal at a cheaper price to sell it at higher prices to the state-owned food procuring agencies for profiteering.
The Jute Commissioner has warned the jute industry of a ban on their getting a government quota for five years, citing unfair trade practices by some mills.

The Jute Packaging Materials Act, 1987 provides for compulsory packaging of sugar and food grains in jute bags by government agencies up to 100 per cent.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/jute-sector-faces-threat-of-ban-on-government-quota-114072800800_1.html
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Jute industry under peril over Bengal govt flaw to buy bags

News Tags: Indian jute industry, Indian jute mills association, jute bag, packing foodgrains. packing potatoes, producion cutback

Kolkata
Jute industry under peril over Bengal govt flaw to buy bags
Summary: 
The jute industry is reeling under a demand crisis and four mills are now under a lock-out. Nearly one lakh persons are out of work in the industry due to production cutbacks. Moreover, the West Bengal government not buying jute bags as promised is a big menace for the jute industry.

The jute industry is reeling under a demand crisis and four mills are now under a lock-out. Nearly one lakh persons are out of work in the industry due to production cutbacks. Moreover, the West Bengal government not buying jute bags as promised is a big menace for the jute industry.
 

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kolkata/bengal-government-is-not-buying-bags-says-jute-industry/article6236723.ece
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Bengal jute industry faces another blockade as Punjab declines to buy jute bags

News Tags: annual jute production, Bengal jute industry, Indian jute mills association, jute bags, Mamata Banerjee, plastic bags, Punjab Government

Kolkata
Bengal jute industry faces another blockade as Punjab declines to buy jute bags
Summary: 
The Indian Jute Mills Association efforts to reinforce the jute industry which is heading toward debacle seems to have failed as Punjab, the highest consumer of jute bags has deciding not to buy about two lakh bales or about 4 percent of Bengal’s annual produce.

The Indian Jute Mills Association efforts to reinforce the jute industry which is heading toward debacle seems to have failed as Punjab, the highest consumer of jute bags has deciding not to buy about two lakh bales or about 4 percent of Bengal’s annual produce. This is an immense blow of state’s labour intensive industry that is weighed down by rising stocks, lack of orders, a number of closures and labour violence. The hassled jute industry in Bengal suffered another setback on Friday with Punjab, reluctant on buying jute bags.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/punjab/chandigarh/setback-to-bengal-jute-industry-as-punjab-won-t-buy-jute-bags/article1-1234843.aspx
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