Paper is now a days very important to everyone. It is used in various forms like copies, notebooks, books, paper files, logbooks, tissue papers, newspapers, etc. Since the population is increasing and society is getting educated the need of paper is increasing so this business is fostering day by day and is slowly becoming one major industrial and financial sector in the economy.
The project titled, “Market analysis and Development” of Siddhartha Copy Udhyog was done to become familiar with management and market activities of paper product industry and to help them in developing their market. Copy Udhyogs are those which use readily available paper as raw material to form various products ...view middle of the document...
Hand made paper factories, pulp and paper mills, copy factories are major players in paper industry of Nepal where hand made paper factories and pulp and paper factories produce paper in its core form and copy factories use these papers as principal raw material and produce notebooks, books, finished paper, paper files, registers, log books etc.
Nepalese paper and paper product industry’s capacity has been increased today. Lumbini and Narayani are the leading zones for the industry. Nepali paper industry is a a big industry comprising around 50 paper producing factories and more than 100 copy factories/paper product industry along with around 35 hand made paper factories producing local paper with traditional technology.
The coming years are going to be the time of knowledge. So, the demand for paper and paper products would certainly go on increasing. In view of the paper industry’s strategic role for the society and also for the overall industry’s growth, it is the important that the industry perform well.
The government of Nepal As per Industrial Enterprises Act, 1992 made it mandatory for the entrepreneurs to file Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for setting up a newer paper mill or substantial expansion of the existing mill in permissible locations. Government is liberal for foreign collaboration and foreign equity participation upto 100% in paper industry. Several fiscal incentives have also been provided to the paper industry, specially to those mills which are based on non conventional raw material.
Performance of the industry has been constrained due to high cost of production caused by inadequate availability and high cost of raw materials, power cost and concentration of mills/factories in the same area. various policies have been introduced in recent years to solve the problem of availability of raw materials and development in infrastructure. Duties applied on waste paper, pulp and wood have been reduced in order to close/bridge the gap of prevailing raw material’s short supply.
Nepal’s per capita consumption on paper is one of the lowest in the world. With the expected increase in literacy/education and economic growth, it is expected that the per capita consumption of paper/paper products also will increase in considerable amount/rate
Nepali Paper/paper product Industry needs the following to foster and become competitive locally and globally:
(1) Sustainabilty in availability of best quality raw materials/paper.
(2) Updated and upgrated techonology and manyfacturing assets.
(3) Infrastructural development/improvement
With the emergence of the open market economy which lead to reduce tariff barriers and the promulgation of Free Trade Agreement with neighboring economies, the competitiveness of the Nepali paper industry has come to focus on the front of costs & quality. The industry has to face with various issues & challenges like technological obsolescence, cost, quality and environment. So the industry...