Stakeholders must revive the jute industry says, the Calcutta High Court


KOLKATA: In the case of the jute industry saysIndian Jute Mills Association vs Union Of India, the bench of the Calcutta court said – Jute industry is nation’s pride and it is important for all stakeholders to not only save but revive the jute industry,.

The Bench headed by Justice Amrita Sinha, taking note of the financial losses incurred by jute mills, said all organs of the government need to support the Jute Commissioner to act against those indulging in the hoarding of the raw fiber.

“All the parties who are a part of the jute industry need to adopt a holistic approach and devise means not only to save but to revive the industry which is the pride of our country, especially Bengal. Reviving the industry will undoubtedly be a herculean task and joint effort of all stakeholders is extremely important,” the single-judge said.

The Jute Commissioner is statutorily required to lead from the front, the Court added.

The Petition was filed by the Indian Jute Mills Association challenging a notification issued by the Jute Commissioner of the Union Ministry of Textiles, in June last year under the Jute Textiles Control Order of 2016.

Senior Advocate Abhrajit Mitra with advocates Rajshree Kaharia, Sarvopriyo Mukherjee, Satadeep Bhattacharyya, Uttam Sharma appeared for the petitioners.

Assistant Solicitor General Dhiraj Trivedi with advocates Dibashis Basu and Arun Bandyopadhyay appeared for the Union government.

Senior Advocate Jayanta Kumar Mitra with advocates Joydip Banerjee and Rahul Karmakar appeared for the Jute Commissioner.

Advocates Susovan Sengupta and Manas Kumar Sadhu appeared for the State.

Advocates Saikat Basu, Abhishek Acharya, Soumya Mazumdar, Kumar Gupta, and Pranav Sharma appeared for the remaining respondents.

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