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Use of Jute gunny bags to pack food grains made mandatory

The Cabinet is likely to approve a proposal for mandatory use of jute gunny bags or sacks to pack food grains such as wheat, rice and other foods products.

The move is aimed at boosting the jute industry, which is a major job creator in the country’s north-eastern states, as well as West Bengal.

In addition, the compulsory use of jute to pack food items is also the government’s larger plans to the boost employment scenario in the agro-based industry.

The industry supports over 40 lakh farmers and 3.7 lakh jute laboures.


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