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PJMA urges government to support Jute sack Industry.

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Pakistan Jute Mills Association (PJMA) has urged the government of Pakistan to follow the measures adopted by Bangladesh government to support its Jute sack Industry. Pakistan's government has been frequently neglecting the jute sector, which was supporting more than 125,000 people directly and indirectly.

Pakistan Jute Mills Association (PJMA) Secretary General Mohammad Younus pointed out that Bangladesh's Appellate Division of the Supreme Court had supported their government's decision to make use of jute bags necessary for rice packaging. This step was taken to provide assistance and protect the jute sack industry from polypropylene or plastic bags.

He also stated that Dhaka has already issued orders, making it mandatory to use jute sacks for storage of wheat grains. In additional to that, it is also providing a 7% cash subsidy on export of jute goods.

The cost advantage can easily be noticed from the fact that the government is purchasing six to seven times more polypropylene bags compared to jute sacks because of the former's limited reuse capability.

Younus stressed that jute sacks could prove beneficial in Pakistan a country where there was a serious lack of proper bulk handling facilities. Moreover, Jute sacks have the advantage of recycling as torn bags can be sewn with sutra (jute chords).

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Title Annotation:Pakistan Jute Mills Association
Publication:Pakistan Textile Journal
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Sep 30, 2015
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