As far as I understand the news print paper is supplied to news paper from the govt quota and it is made in India. There may be foreign sources to which the news papers might have been purchasing the news print papers. After the advent of television news and online news, the news papers were on the receiving ends and does not have the right support even advertisement wise. Moreover the lock down and many establishments closed, the news papers gone fat to thin in printing pages and thus their very survival was at stake and now the Russian invasion on Ukraine added the woes. Nevertheless those who are habitual readers, not mind in spending more for news papers because even if it is disposed some amount would be fetched and the elders at the home does not want to loose daily news, features articles and the editors editorial.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease