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Computers Real Enemy

demanded to make carpet-backing and other fate goods more competitive, It has also been aired that, when the wage rise worth Rs 9 crores annually was agreed to, industry had Government's assurance that it would got other special consideration, which it has not in fact subsequently received. Jute is an important enough exchange-earner for Government to buckle under pressure of its declining earnings. While such concessions may yet be effective in giving an initial boost to export and production, they will necessarily be a stop-gap pending fundamental improvement in the industry's structure and operations. Of this, the industry has yet to show promise. Between 60 and 70 per cent of jute goods are exported. And yet, though the share of jute's exchange earnings has declined to 14 per cent, the industry has gone little beyond petitioning for fiscal concessions. Admittedly, the Jute Development Council has done some work on jute cultivation

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