OUR BUREAU | HYDERABAD, DECEMBER 4
The Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) has procured 1.29 lakh tonnes (lt) of cotton in Telangana so far this season. The CCI made these purchases from 243 centres that it set up for the season. “The CCI opened its collection centres in 202 ginning mills and 41 public market yards. The minimum support price for the fibre crop this season is Rs.4,320 a quintal,” a State government official said.
The officials pegged the paddy procurement as on December 4 at 12.79 lt, with the Civil Supplies Department purchasing from about 2,500 centres. The MSP for paddy is Rs.1,590. The Telangana Markfed set up 171 purchase centres to procure maize. As on date, it has purchased 1.59 lt. As arrivals of redgram are expected after December 15, the government will open purchase centres from December 11. The MSP for redgram is Rs.5,450/quintal. (Source: The Hindu Businessline)