The Ministry of Textile has drawn up the following guidelines for purchase of jute bags by Government agencies for packaging of food grains:
Presently the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and State Agencies procures jute bags through DGS&D after assessing the requirement before each marketing season i.e. Rabi and Kharif, after which the indents are placed with the DGS&D. The DGS&D conveys the
requirement to the Jute Commissioner who issues the PCO (Production Control Order) on the active jute mills. The Quality Assurance Wing of the DGS&D inspects the gunnies before they are despatched as per BIS specification.
Taking into consideration the continuous demands of State Governments/Millers, Government of India vide its letter dated 24.05.2013 has issued guidelines to allow use of paddy released once used jute bags for procurement of paddy with prior information to
Government of India.
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