Jute hoarding: Centre issues notification for crackdown

New Delhi, Nov. 26 (ANI): In the wake of “jute hoardings” that have created a shortage in the supply of the raw material to mills, the Centre has issued a notification to Jute Commissioner (JC) Subrata Gupta, asking him to crackdown on hoarders.

However, it is learnt that the jute commissioner has recommended 1-7 years of imprisonment against jute mill owners violating the Jute Control Order and the Essential Commodities Act in view of the raging raw jute crisis in West Bengal due to hoarding of the commodity.

Because of the crisis, 12 jute mills in West Bengal have already been closed and over 50,000 workers have been rendered jobless.

The order was issued on November 24 following a meeting with Union Textile Minister Santosh Gangwar and West Bengal Labour Minister Malay Ghatak. (ANI)

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