The Ministry of Textiles releases an order to use jute bags for packaging and distribution commodities. As per the legal amendment Jute bags will be used for the following commodities:
- Food Grains, 100% of the produced food grains are required to be packed in jute packaging material manufactured in India from raw jute produced in India.
- Sugar, 20% of sugar of the produced food grains are required to be packed in jute packaging material manufactured in India from raw jute produced in India.
With a view to ensure the minimum usage of High Density Poly Ethylene/ Poly Propylene (HDPE/PP) bags, the
Department of Food and Public Distribution, in consultation and coordination with State Procurement Agencies
(including FCI) has realised an order to use jute bags.
Date of Release – 27.12.2021
Applicable – Industries involved in packaging & distribution of food commodities
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