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Hike in paper use will increase the education expenses

India’s consumption of paper has grown from 12 million tons to 17 million tons over five years of time period. This growth is taking a rapid growth because of the literacy level, standard of living and growth of industries such as food, pharmaceuticals and apparels.

Hike in Paper Consumption

According to M.B.S. Nair, President, Indian Pulp and Paper Technical Association, the growth will also be bear by the increased government spend on education schemes such as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and national literacy mission.

“Though our domestic paper consumption has been growing gradually but the per capita consumption is still only about 10 kg compared with the world average of 57 kg,” Nair said at a press meet to announce a two-day conference on enhancing production and quality of the paper industry in India here on Wednesday.

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