By admin       2017-10-27

Yadadri-Bhongir : Bhongir MP Boora Narsaiah Goud on Thursday urged the farmers to sell their cotton crop only at CCI Purchasing Centres that would facilitate them to get Minimum Support Price (MSP). Along with the district Collector Anitha Ramachandran, Bhongir MP held a review meeting with the officials in the district Collectorate and discussed on the CCI Purchasing Centres and Paddy Purchasing centres. Speaking at the review meeting, Narsaiah Goud reminded that CCI has already opened cotton purchasing centres at Alair, Bhongir and Choutuppal. In addition to them, cotton purchasing centres would be opened at Valigonda and Mothkur in two days. Stating that cultivation of cotton was taken up in large extension of area in this season, he felt that it might be difficult to get good price for cotton crop in the open market. Hence, the farmers must sell the cotton at CCI Centre that would help them to get MSP. Referring to the condition of the cotton having eight to 12 percent of moisture would be accepted at the CCI Centre, he asked the officials of CCI to act flexible on the condition. Some farmers might bring the cotton with more than 12 percent of moisture due to various reasons, they should also get proper price at CCI Centres, he felt. Asking the agriculture officers to see that the farmers must shift their cotton crop to CCI Centres for sale, the district Collector underlined the need to see that the farmers should not sell cotton to private persons and brokers that would leave them in financial losses. She expressed displeasure over farmers in some areas still being unaware of the opening of CCI Cotton Purchasing Centres. She has directed the officials to publicize the setting up of Cotton Purchasing Centres by CCI. So far, 12,700 metric tons of cotton was purchased from the farmers in this season, she added. “Out of planned 110 paddy purchasing centres, 80 centres have already been opened and remaining would be opened in two or three days,” the Collector said. She has also instructed the officials to make required arrangements at IKP and PACS Paddy Purchasing Centre to avoid any inconvenience to the farmers, who would bring their crop for sale there. Joint Collector G ravi, District Rural Development Officer S Venkat Rao, Distrit Civil Supplies Officer Sandhya Rani, District Marketing Officer Surekha and others also attended the review meeting.

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