ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Soda Ash- Inadequate Production

maintained till January 31, 1981.
Polyester staple fibre manufactured indigenously was priced at Rs 79 a kg in September this year, as against the import cost of Rs 74 a kg. By October, as a sequel to the Iran-Iraq war, the cost of imported fibre had increased to Rs 84 per kg. Little wonder, the ICMF readily agreed to curb imports and purchase the indigenous fibre. On earlier occasions, when, the Textile Com- missioner had informally advised the cotton textile mills to use more indigenously produced fibres, the advice had gone unheeded.

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