Cotton trading goes online – aims at eliminating middlemen

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The State government has introduced online trading in cotton to eliminate the middlemen.

The eCrop booking data system under which details of the farmer would be fed online and cross-checked at the time of trading is expected to eliminate the middlemen. Minister for Civil Supplies Prathipati Pulla Rao, at a review meeting today said farmers bringing the produce to the yards should get their pattadar passbooks and Aadhaar cards. He also urged the farmers to sell the produce only through the Agricultural Market Committees.

The CPI)(M) demanded that the MSP be fixed at Rs.6,000. ‘Why is the government not able to demand an MSP of Rs.6,000 per quintal? Hasn’t the Chief Minister promised that he would raise the MSP by at least 50% during elections? We urge the Centre to relax the procurement norms and buy cotton with a moisture content of up to 20% said Pasam Rama Rao, party district president.

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