Call for use of more jute in foodgrain packaging

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Sep 2018 10:21:47


THE Gunny Traders Association (GTA) has urged the Centre to promote the usage of more jute in packaging foodgrains instead of plastics. 

“The association requests the Ministry of Textiles to do whatever they can do to enforce the JPMA Act 1987 in toto and bring more foodgrain items under its ambit,” GTA President Amal Prashad Kshettry said.

There is a constant “threat” of dilution of packaging order from the jute industry, which engages “some 2 lakh workers”, and “four lakh farmers” survive on jute farming. The association members said gunny traders are faced with dwindling business.