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

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NIRLON-Hopeful Signs

methanol at 107 per cent capacity utilisation. The group of nitrophosphate plants, comprising ammonium nitrophosphate, calcium ammonium nitrate, weak nitric acid and concentrated nitric acid, also performed well, although following the decision of government to keep calcium ammonium nitrate out of the retention price scheme with effect from July 25, 1991, the production of this item was restricted to 62,526 tonnes. In formic acid, the results were spectacular, the plant yielding at 136 per cent capacity utilisation and 6,803 tonnes of formic acid. The electronics division covering printed circuit boards (PCBs), electronic private automatic branch exchange (EPABX) and rural automatic exchange (RAX) fared well and sales increased 317 per cent from Rs 3.67 crore in the previous year to Rs 15.29 crore. Production of Narmadachlor at 487 tonnes was lower due to trial runs taken of isorotron. However, Gujarat Auto Nar- mada, the subsidiary for manufacture of scooters, has turned sick and a relief package for its revival is under consideration by the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction.

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