Jute mills foresee 30-50pc production cuts on low procurement plan for jute packaging

Updated: Sep 19 2023 6:21PM

Kolkata, Sep 19 (PTI) The jute industry is concerned over a threat of a 30-50 per cent production cut in three months till November, compared to the same period last year, because of a low demand for packaging material for foodgrains from various states, a senior official said on Tuesday.

The Indian Jute Mills Association (IJMA) has appealed to the Centre for a revision in the sixth (revised) supply plan issued by the Food & Public Distribution department.

Foodgrain producers have to use jute as a packaging material to a certain extent.