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IPMA & IARPMA officials meet with minister of state for finance for paper industry development

IPMA & IARPMA officials meet with minister of state for finance to discuss on the difficulties faced by Indian paper mills.

Mr. A S Mehta, President, Indian Paper Manufacturers Association, Dr. Shekhar C. Desarda, Chairman & Managing Director, Parason Machinery Pvt. Ltd., along with other top officials of the associations had a meeting with Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Union Minister of State for Finance at his office in New Delhi on 15th Dec 2021.

The meeting was taken place to express the concerns faced by Indian paper industry and it is a good move by Indian Paper Industry Association which will help the industry to overcome the issues. Currently Indian paper industry is having various requests to the govt, for lifting up the industry and also which will lead for economy developments.

Minister Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad has assured for his support and co-operation as requested by the association.

About IPMA

As a national industry body, Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA) represents the resurgent and organised face of the paper industry in India. IPMA is the apex and national body which represents the interests and development of the paper industry in the country. IPMA membership comprises large integrated pulp & paper mills from the private and public sector with a product mix of all varieties of paper (writing, printing, packaging, paperboard, speciality and newsprint) located in all regions of the country using conventional fibre such as wood & bamboo and also unconventional raw materials like recycled fibre/wastepaper, agro residue, viz. bagasse and wheat straw.


Indian Agro & Recycled Paper Mills Association (IARPMA) is the apex body represents the vibrant non-wood paper (NCRM) segment in India. Non-wood paper sector in India is the largest Paper and board manufacturer in the country. Out of total production of paper & board in India, 70-75% is contributed by non-wood sector with a product mix of all varieties of paper (writing, printing, packaging, speciality, paperboards and newsprint) located in all regions of India using unconventional raw materials like recyclable waste paper, agro-residues, viz. bagasse, wheat straw & rice straw, other elephanta grass, jute, grass, etc comprise thus the membership of IARPMA represent a broad spectrum of such mills

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