CCI centres to start cotton purchase from Oct 1

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-09-13 14:00:00 – Karimnagar

Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) centres to start purchasing cotton from October 1 for which District Collector Sarfaraz Ahmed at the review meeting with the officials of CCI and Marketing department on the purchase of cotton here at the Collectorate on Tuesday instructed the department officials concerned to take necessary steps to open the cotton purchasing centres.

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.

Cotton will be purchased from farmers that have produced cotton 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 also told them to inspect the weighing machines at all market yards.

He said that the Central government has fixed the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rs. 4,320 for one quintal of cotton.

The officials are instructed to make all the necessary arrangements and not to inconvenience the farmers who come to sell their produce at Cotton Corporation of India centres.

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