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Norms Extended for Jute Material Packaging

Staff reporter, New Delhi
04/01/2018   0 Comments

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has extended the mandatory packaging norms under the Jute Packaging Material (JPM) Act, 1987 thereby approving mandatory packaging of 90% food grains and 20% sugar products in jute bags for the Jute Year 2017-18.  The decision will benefit farmers and workers located in the Eastern and North Eastern regions of the country particularly in West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya and Tripura.
The Jute Year 2017-18 period is from 1st July 2017 to 30th June, 2018.


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