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JUTE SACK INDUSTRY: GOVT URGED TO FOLLOW BANGLADESH MODEL.

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Pakistan Jute Mills Association (PJMA) has urged the government to follow Bangladesh in adopting an aggressive approach to support its jute sack industry source said to research analyst-PAGE. Secretary General of PJMA Mohammad Younus said that recently appellate division of the Supreme Court had supported Bangladesh government's decision to make use of jute bags necessary for packaging rice in order to provide assistance to jute sack industry against the polypropylene or plastic bags. Bangladesh has already promulgated orders nominating jute sacks mandatory packaging for wheat grains' storage. The government is also providing 7 percent cash subsidy for exporting jute items. It is ironic that the government of Pakistan has been continuously neglecting a sector which is at present supporting more than 125000 people directly and indirectly he said.

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Publication:Pakistan & Gulf Economist
Geographic Code:9BANG
Date:Aug 24, 2014
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