CCI to purchase cotton from Oct 1

CCI to purchase cotton from Oct 1
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District Collector Sarfaraz Ahmed instructed the department officials concerned to take necessary steps for opening of cotton purchasing centres through Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) from October 1.

Karimnagar: District Collector Sarfaraz Ahmed instructed the department officials concerned to take necessary steps for opening of cotton purchasing centres through Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) from October 1.

Presiding over a review meeting with the officials of Cotton Corporation of India and Marketing departments on the purchase of cotton here at the Collectorate here on Tuesday, Sarfaraz Ahmed directed the officials to open the cotton purchasing centres from October 1 for purchasing of cotton that was produced by farmers during the Kharif season through CCIs that were sanctioned for Karimnagar, Jammikunta, Choppadandi and Gangadhar in the last year.

The Collector also told the officials to prepare a report for sending proposals to the Central government through the State government for opening of two more Cotton Corporation of India centres at Huzurabad and Gopalraopet mandals.

He said that the Central government has fixed the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rs. 4,320 for one quintal of cotton. He told the officials to make all the necessary arrangements and not to inconvenience the farmers who come to sell their produce at Cotton Corporation of India centres.

He also told them to inspect the weighing machines at all market yards. District Joint Collector Badri Srinivas, District Marketing Officer Padmavathi, Cotton Corporation of India senior purchasing officer Ram Nivas and others were present on the occasion.

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