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

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Industrial Relations in Tea Plantations

February 9, 1985 they agree to a high export obligation. While there is no denying that emphasis will have to be laid on the exports of more and more value-added items to achieve the Seventh Plan target, the demand made by the chairman of the Council for Leather Exports, M Mchammed Hashim, for duty-free import of raw hides and skins, crust leather and finished leather for a fairly long period should raise many eyebrows. For the country still exports sizeable quantities of semi-finished leather. In the first half of the current fiscal year, as much as Rs 26 crore worth of semi-finished leather was exported. Moreover, according to leather industry sources, much of what goes as finished leather is only crust leather, though the exporter does get export incentives meant for the best finished leather for even low-value goods.

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