Indian Tariff Board. Written Evidence recorded during enquiry on the Heavy Chemical Industry
of the five principal countries. 146 (9) Statements handed on the 26th March 1929 regarding the proportion of chemicals required in the manufature of cotton textiles. 148 (10) Letter dated the 3rd April 1929 forwarding cost sheets for manufacturing 5 000 and 10 000 tons rook superphosphate. (ii) The Eastern Chemical Company Limited Bombay— (1) Letter dated the 13th O [...] the company. 260 (x) The Tinplate Company of India Limited— Letter dated the 7th March 1929 regarding the price of sulphuric acid. 6. Letter dated the 14th October 1928 from the Tariff Board to the local Governments and Administration asking for certain informtion about the raw material required for the manufacture of heavy chemicals. 201 245 246 247 260V PAGE. [...] Havero Trading Company Limited Bombay— (1) Letter dated the 14th November 1928 from the Tariff Board offering an opportunity to the company to state how far the allegations made by certain manufacturers of chemicals to the Tariff Board are well founded. 394 (2) Letter dated the 16th November 1928 in reply to the above letter. 395 (3) Letter dated the 20th March [...] Imperial Chemical Industries Limited Calcutta— (1.) Statement handed on the 12th March 1929 giving a sumary of the results obtained from the application of artliek I manures in a number of experiments carried out under the direction of the Imperial Chemical Industries (India) Limited. ▪. 405 (2) Letter dated the 16th March 1929 enclosing particulars of the prices of [...] To our mind the following are the main reasons for this state of things :— (i) Want of practical and scientific knowledge of the Industry amongst the middle and the higher classes the result being the almost total absence of the experts of the trade in the country paucity of trained efficient labour and a general lack of interest on the part of the capitalist class towards the industry.