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Speeding Up Normalcy

January 15, 1972 another source of concern in recent years. Though production of raw silk increased from 23 lakh kg in 1969 to 28 lakh kg in 1970, the Central Silk Board continued to increase its import of raw silk from Japan and South Korea. Even so, the raw material shortage has persisted. To some extent,, ma- nufacturer exporters are themselves to blame for the raw material shortage, as many of them used the import licences issued against exports of silk fabrics to import the more profitable dyes and intermediaries rather than raw silk.

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