Cabinet Approves Closure of National Jute MfG. Corp. Ltd. & Its Subsidiary Birds Jute (Download PDF)


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Union Cabinet has approved closure of National Jute Manufactures Corporation Ltd. (NJMC) & its subsidiary Birds Jute & Exports Ltd. (BJEL). Available land w/both CPSEs will be put up for public use/other govt. use for overall development of society.

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Procedure for Closure

  • Disposal of fixed assets as well as current assets will be in accordance w/guidelines of DPE & proceeds from sale of assets, after meeting liabilities, will be deposited in Consolidated Fund of India.

  • In accordance w/DPE guidelines, Land Management Agency (LMA) will be engaged for disposal of assets. LMA will be directed to carry out thorough verification of assets before undertaking their disposal in accordance w/DPE guidelines.

  • Ministry of Textiles does not propose to use any land or building of BJEL for its own purposes or for any of its other CPSEs & Land Management Agency will be informed upfront accordingly.

Benefits of Closure

  • Decision will benefit Govt. exchequer in reducing recurring expenditure incurred in operating both sick CPSEs in running their activities.

  • It will help in closing loss making companies & ensuring release of valuable assets for productive use, or for generating financial resources for developmental progress.

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Background of National Jute Manufactures Corporation and BJEL


  • NJMC was formed in – 1980.

  • Its Headquarter - Kolkata

  • NJMC is incurring losses for several years & was under reference to BIFR since 1993.

  • Company’s primary product was hessian jute bags used for packaging of food grain used by various State Govt.

  • Demand for hessian bags has eroded over years & to that extent, it is found to be no longer commercially viable to run company

  • Mills of NJMC which were proposed for revival, namely, Kinnison Mill at Titagarh, Khardah Mill at Khardah & RBHM Mill at Katihar are under suspension since August, 2016.

  • NJMC would not be in a position to recoup its negative net worth thru operational profits. NJMC has no staff/workers on its rolls.


  • BJEL, subsidiary of NJMC, was referred to BIFR, which had considered Revival Scheme.

  • Draft Revival Scheme could not be implemented because conversion of land use was not agreed to by West Bengal Govt. & representative of State Govt. to ASC was nominated after 3 year delay.

  • BJEL has no staff & as factory is not in operation; closure does not have any adverse implications.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 6, 2018

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