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Harish Rao direct officials to get ready for cotton purchase

Harish Rao direct officials to get ready for cotton purchase
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Minister for Irrigation, Marketing Legislative Affairs Harish Rao on Wednesday directed the officials to make 41 cotton market yards ready for...

Hyderabad: Minister for Irrigation, Marketing & Legislative Affairs Harish Rao on Wednesday directed the officials to make 41 cotton market yards ready for purchase by October 1. He also asked the respective officers to chalk out a plan for the cotton purchase at minimum support price of Rs 5,450 per quintal.

The centre has announced an MSP of Rs 5450 per quintal to procure cotton and directed Cotton Corporation India (CCI) to obtain the cotton at MSP.

Speaking with the district collectors, Rao ordered them to turn Cotton and ginning mills as cotton purchase centres like last year. He also exuded confidence saying that the cotton farmers will show interest to sell the cotton to CCI at MSP. He also promised to resolve all the issues by discussing with the ginning officials in Mumbai. He also instructed the marketing officials to make necessary arrangements like providing the required machinery, computers and software at the purchase centre.

Officials like agriculture department chief secretary Parthasaradi, CCI Chairman Alli Rani were present at the meeting.

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