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Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Uklana gets procurement centre for cotton

Tribune News Service

Hisar, October 20

Farmers from Uklana and nearby areas in Hisar will not have to go to grain markets in faraway Barwala or Bhuna to sell cotton crop as the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) has approved procurement centre at Uklana.

A district spokesperson said farmers would now be able to sell their produce at the MSP of Rs 5,725 per quintal.

Farmers and traders of the district have been demanding to set up a procurement centre. They took up the issue with the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Anoop Dhanak.

A farmers' delegation, Cotton Mill Association and Kachha Arthiya Association had demanded the construction of a procurement centre so that farmers could get full price for their crop. Earlier, farmers had to go to Barwala or Bhuna to sell their crop. On the demand of farmers and traders, Dhanak held talks with high officials about setting up a procurement centre in Uklana, after which the approval was given to establish a procurement centre.

Dhanak said the CCI procurement centre would prove beneficial for improving the financial condition of cotton growers and they would be able to sell their crop here at the MSP.

from The Tribune

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