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

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Pharmaceutical Industry- Sterile Regulation

often at a loss of about Rs MX) per tonne. Naturally to it, the hike in levy cement price of Rs 9,80 per tonne granted in March this year to offset the rise in packaging costs, and another modest price hike granted in July 1983 to neutralise the rise in freight costs seem paltry. So the industry is letting it be known that the profitability of the industry has been eroded, and that modernisation programmes drawn up by many cement units arc thus threatened. In a perennially short market, such a prospect exercises a certain sanction in favour of industry's demand, But what is the real situation? No doubt, the cement industry's costs have gone up in the last two years. But so have its profits from the free-sale quota substantially increased. Indeed. when New Delhi introduced dual pricing in cement in 1982

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