Cotton purchasing centres opened in Sircilla

Cotton purchasing centres opened in Sircilla
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District Joint-Collector Yasmine Basha here on Monday urged the cotton farmers to sell their produce in the purchasing centres that were established by the government and get the Minimum Support Price (MSP) fixed by the State government.

Sircilla: District Joint-Collector Yasmine Basha here on Monday urged the cotton farmers to sell their produce in the purchasing centres that were established by the government and get the Minimum Support Price (MSP) fixed by the State government.

The district marketing department inaugurated two cotton purchasing centres under Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), one at the agriculture market in Vemulwada by MLA Chennamneni Ramesh and the other in Sircilla by the Joint-Collector on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, Joint-Collector Yasmine Basha said the moisture content of the cotton must be 8 per cent to get the MSP that was fixed by the government and advised the cotton farmers to take necessary precautions to maintain the moisture content of cotton to 8 per cent.

“Following the government’s orders, cotton purchasing centres are opened at two centres in the district. Proposals have been sent to the CCI for opening of another one in Rudrangi,” she added.

Very soon the purchasing dates of cotton would be announced, until then, the farmers must take necessary precautionary measures for maintaining the moisture content of cotton, she suggested.

Later, Yasmine Basha released the pamphlets with MSP rates for several varieties of cotton.

Agricultural Market Committee Chairman J Chakrapani, District Marketing Department Officer Shabordan and District Agriculture Officer Anil Kumar were present along with others.

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