The domestic market / consumption of paper is over 16 million tonnes per annum (TPA), with over 2 million TPA being imported. By 2024-25, domestic consumption is projected to rise to 23.50 million TPA .
About 1 million TPA of integrated pulp, paper and paperboard capacity has to be created in India on an annual basis over the current capacity to meet the growing demand.
The Indian Pulp & Paper Industry has agro forestry roots and strong backward linkages with the farming community, from whom wood is sourced, which is a key raw material. Of the total demand for wood, around 90% is sourced from industry driven agro / farm forestry, with the rest from Government sources and imports.