A Working Group on Pulp and Paper sector was constituted by Planning Commission for the task of reviewing the progress made by the industry in the previous plan period (2007-2012) and for suggesting suitable interventions to accelerate the growth of the sector during the 12thPlan (2012-2017). The deliberations of the Group have shown that the expected increase in demand for paper in the country will require considerable increase in the indigenous production base of the paper sector in the next fifteen years.

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