March 27, 2021 4:06 pm
AEPC Chairman A Sakthivel said despite several efforts by the government to reduce the price of cotton yarn, it has consistently increased in the last four months and was affecting the entire value chain.
February 01, 2021 11:12 pm
Despite external factors such as drought in USA, bullish procurement by China and Covid-19, Indian growers have benefited from CCI's procurement centres.
December 28, 2020 6:24 am
Harsimrat said “a clear-cut directive needs to be issued by you guaranteeing government procurement of all agricultural products listed under the MSP system".
December 24, 2020 11:21 pm
Telangana recorded the highest procurement, where 4.83 lakh farmers sold 21.86 lakh bales of cotton to the CCI. Maharashtra with 2.05 lakh farmers selling 10.99 lakh bales has come second.
December 13, 2020 10:41 am
While CACP recommends the MSP of 23 crops every year, its recommendations have no legal binding on anyone including the government and mostly wheat and paddy are procured by the government on MSP.
October 07, 2020 11:54 pm
Earlier this year, the CCI has unveiled its brand Kastur, with specifications such as staple length, to allow ginners to brand and sell their cotton under the brand.
July 01, 2020 5:34 am
CCI officials said they have purchased more than 11 lakh bales (each containing 170 kg of lint) or 55 lakh quintals of kapas (raw, unginned seed cotton)in the 2019-20 season, the highest procurement from Gujarat since 2008.
June 10, 2020 1:26 am
Assuring protection to farmers, the court said farmers’ counsel need not file vakalatnama and can be heard as amicus curiae. The assistant government pleader has been asked to convey the order to the concerned.
April 23, 2020 9:22 pm
While the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) has signaled the restarting of Minimum Support Price (MSP) operations, ginners are reluctant to restart due to labour shortage and fear of infection.
April 14, 2020 10:45 pm
Procurement was started in Bathinda and Mansa on Tuesday and will also begin in Faridkot, Abohar, Fazilka and Muktsar mandis.