“Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: The Other Media, its ‘Nity’ Gritties and The Engineering of Social Unrest”, The Commune Mag, May 26, 2020
“Consider this. Until 2018, Bharat was a net exporter of copper. Its export of refined copper products for the year 2017-18 was 378,555 tonnes. However, it fell down drastically to 47,917 tonnes in 2018-19.
Replying to an unstarred question posed by Majeed Memon of the NCP, Commerce and Industries Minister Piyush Goyal submitted in the Rajya Sabha that the domestic production and exports of refined copper declined due to the closure of Sterlite Copper Smelter plant since May 2018. Sterlite, which has an annual production capacity of 4 lakh tonnes per annum, accounted for 40% of the country’s total copper production.
Now consider this. According to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade, Pakistan’s copper exports to China stood at USD 308.17 million for 2019, up from around USD 35 million in 2017…..”
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