Jute Mills
Business  /  Published 20.05.22

Price cap on jute sales lifted

The central government has lifted the cap of Rs 6,500 per quintal on the purchase of raw jute of TD5 grade by the jute mills and other end users. The move comes as a relief to the jute mills of Bengal...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.01.22

Jute mill shuts: 4,000 rendered jobless

Around 4,000 workers of the Gondalpara Jute Mill lost their jobs in one swoop from the first day of the New Year and trade unions as well as the mill owners indicated that more jute mills would be sus...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty and Pinak Ghosh in Bolpur/Calcutta

Business  /  Published 17.11.21

Call to free jute prices

A price ceiling on raw jute has presented a fresh challenge for jute mills that have sought government (both central and state) intervention to address the issue amid the prevailing high prices of sim...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.08.21

Plastic blow to Bengal jute industry

The Centre has written to states to consider expanding the use of plastic for packaging of wheat grains and the move has upset the Bengal government. Bengal’s food and supplies department has w...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.06.21

Jute sector seeks Mamata's help

The Indian Jute Mills Association (IJMA) has sought the support of chief minister Mamata Banerjee to safeguard the interests of the industry and farmers amid fears that the Centre will allow plastic b...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta


Business  /  Published 03.06.21

Clampdown on raw jute stockpile

An unabated increase in raw jute prices has prompted the Jute Commissioner of India to enforce the  Jute and Jute Textiles Control Order, 2016, to liquidate stocks and prevent any unaccounted acc...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.06.21

Jute unions protest mill closure

Some 1,000 workers attached to the Jagaddal-based JJI Jute Mill and belonging to trade unions of various parties blocked the Kanchrapara-Barrackpore Road for nearly two hours on Tuesday morning, deman...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Jagaddal

West Bengal  /  Published 16.05.21

Jitters over cap on jute workers in Bengal

Trade unions and jute mill owners alike have expressed concerns over the Bengal government’s decision to allow operations in jute mills with 30 per cent of the total workforce in three shifts. ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 09.05.21

Bengal meet on Covid precautions

The Bengal government has called a meeting on May 10 with stakeholders of industry, factories and tea gardens to ensure the protection of workers and continuity of business amidst the raging second wa...
By PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.04.21

Reliance Jute Mill shut in Bhatpara

Groups of labourers attached to the Bhatpara-based Reliance Jute mill allegedly ransacked two trade union offices, affiliated to the INTTUC and the BMS, after the mill authorities issued an indefinite...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Bhatpara


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