1 Aug 2017

The following steps have been taken by the Government for promotion and development of paper industry

The paper industry is de-licensed. The production of pulp, paper and newsprint during last three years is as under:-
                                                  (In million tons)
Year
Production
2014-15
17.03
2015-16
17.33
2016-17
17.4*
Source: Production and Capacity figures : CPPRI.
*Estimated production.

            The following steps have been taken by the Government for promotion and development of paper industry:-
i.                        Development Council for Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries (DCPPAI) has been       re-constituted.


ii.                        Central Pulp & Paper Research Institute (CPPRI) is an autonomous body under administrative control of Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion to       promote R&D in the field of Pulp & Paper.

            This information was given by the Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman in a written reply in Lok Sabha today

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