Gandhinagar, 15 May 2020
Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani has approached the Union Textiles Minister to expedite the procurement of cotton at support prices through CCI. The cotton crop is ready before two months, and the poor farmers have sold their cotton to the wealthy traders only 60 days ago. Which will benefit traders and wealthy farmers? Poor farmers will not.
Giving details, Chief Minister’s Secretary Ashwini Kumar said, “The proposal has been made to help the farmers in this situation of lockdown if the produce of the farmers is sold immediately. ”
Late rains this year have caused severe damage to the cotton crop. On the other hand, farmers are not getting affordable prices for cotton. CCI by the government. The purchase was announced at a price of Rs 2,200 per 40 kg a long time ago. Don’t buy though. The Modi government is doing injustice to the farmers of Gujarat and is not producing anything.
Traders have bought 40 kg from 2000 to 2050. Farmers have lost Rs 150 per mound.
At present, the quality of cotton is not good. Farmers were forced to stop buying from 30-1-2050 and take back their vehicles. As the CCI stopped buying cotton at support prices, farmers had to go back to private traders and pay Rs. 500 to Rs. It was time to distribute at the price of 500 quintals.
Maharashtra bought 36,500 quintals of cotton in lockdown, why not in Gujarat?
As on May 4, 2020, 34 centers in Maharashtra are procuring cotton at MSP; A total of 36,500 quintals or 6900 bales of cotton were procured during the lockdown. So farmers in Gujarat are asking the Rupani government why this has not happened.
About 77.40% of the cotton produced in Maharashtra has reached the market and is sold by March 25, 2020; The Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) has collected Rs. A total of 91.90 lakh quintals or 18.66 lakh bales of cotton have been procured for Rs 4995 crore.
Steps have been taken to pay the arrears of cotton purchased to farmers; Out of the total purchase price, Rs 4987 crore has been paid to farmers
Purchasing at MSP has been going on in Maharashtra since October 2019. As on March 25, 2020, the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) had procured a total of 91.90 lakh quintals or 18.66 lakh bales of cotton from farmers at 83 centers in Maharashtra at a cost of Rs.4995 crore.
By March 25, 2020, about 77.40% of the total cotton produced in Maharashtra had reached the markets and was purchased by CCI as well as private traders. During the lockdown, 22.60% of the cotton was left in the markets. Farmers are hoping for a MSP as traders are not offering good prices due to the epidemic of 40 to 50 per cent of the remaining Rs 2,100 crore worth of cotton.
Purchases were made by CCI from 34 centers. A total of 36,500 quintals or 6900 bales of cotton were procured by CCI in Maharashtra during the lockdown.
Necessary steps have been taken by CCI to pay the dues to the farmers for the cotton purchased. Out of the total Rs 4995 crore, Rs 4987 crore has been paid to farmers so far.
The Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) had decided to procure 100 lakh bales of cotton on October 1, 2018 from 350 procurement centers in 10 districts.
Former Gujarat Pradesh Congress vice-president and Jamnagar MLA Raghavjibhai Patel had earlier said that the BJP government, which was talking about giving a price of Rs 1,500 per 20 kg of cotton, gets Rs 800 to Rs 900 per 20 kg of cotton in the regime. He is currently in the BJP
Cotton bought in Maharashtra, why not in Gujarat? Farmers of Gujarat are saying that Rupani not working properly.