By admin       2018-10-22

In the 15 days since the Centre intervened directly to help farmers in Punjab get the minimum support price (MSP) for their cotton crop, not one of the state’s 2 lakh farmers has responded — they have instead chosen to continue to sell to their traditional buyers, the arhatiyas or commission agents, at prices well below the MSP. Why have Punjab’s cotton farmers snubbed Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), the marketing support agency for kapaas under the Union Ministry of Textiles?

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