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

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Small Paper Mills-The Last Straw

 have to evolve a realistic approach in regard to the import and allocation of imported oils. There is much to be said for the import of seeds instead of oil. All the major countries which arc net importers of oils and fats effect their purchases in the form of oilseeds. Some countries allow even duty-free import of seed and discourage the import of oil by tariff restrictions. The country stands to gain through saving in foreign exchange expenditure. The consumer stands to benefit from the easier availability at relatively cheap prices of good quality oil obtained through crushing imported seeds. The processing industry will get the raw material it needs to utilise its idle capacity. It should not be difficult to evolve adequate safeguards to minimise the possible abuse of an opportunity that oilseeds imports would offer.

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