Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Activist moots Gujarat-like bonus for Maha cotton growers
Activist moots Gujarat-like bonus for Maha cotton growers
31
Dec '15
A prominent farm activist has called upon the Maharashtra government to provide immediate relief to Vidarbha's cotton growers by emulating the 'Gujarat model' and declaring bonus for the produce sold through Cotton Corporation of India centres.

The Gujarat government recently declared a bonus of Rs 650 per quintal on the produce sold through CCI centres.

"Cotton-producing farmers are already facing an economic burden due to crop failure for the last two years. On top of it, market rates of cotton are also sluggish, nearing the minimum support price (MSP) level," Kishor Tiwari, who has now been appointed director of the state government's Vasantrao Naik Shetkari Swavlamban Mission (VNSSM), told PTI.

"Thus, the state government, as a healing touch to these farmers, should declare a bonus for them, taking cues from the Gujarat government."

Tiwari said he has written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, stating that the condition of farmers in Maharashtra is worse than in Gujarat, asking him to consider giving a bonus on the lines of an advance bonus payout for cotton, which existed before 1997.

He cautioned that by the time results of government flagship schemes like 'Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan' and loan waiver of farmers make their mark at the ground level, it might be too late. He suggested that the government can at least help cotton farmers with temporary relief until the long-term measures bear fruit.

The exercise could benefit one lakh cotton growers and is estimated to cost the government around Rs 300 crore.

Tiwari warned that investments won't come up is the state's rural areas until the government ushers in reforms in those places. Without that, all relief measures will remain temporary. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Neelesh Hundekari speaking at the event. Courtesy: Subir Ghosh

Textiles | On 27th May 2017

Fabric of Change initiative announces €250000 scaling fund

The Fabric of Change initiative of Ashoka and the C&A Foundation is...

Pakistan's Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar presenting Budget 2017-18 in National Assembly in Islamabad on May 26. Courtesy: PID, Pakistan

Textiles | On 27th May 2017

Pakistan Budget 2017-18 proposes 4 new measures

To support the textile sector in Pakistan, finance minister Mohammad...

Textiles | On 27th May 2017

Indian exports can touch $325 bn in 2017-18: FIEO

Indian exports are on upward trend in last few months as the country...

Interviews View All

Vidhyaa Shankar. S
A Ganapathi Chettiar

'The usage of knits is getting into the boundaries of woven fabrics'

Riddhika Shah
SS Homme

'Worsted wool is the ideal fabric for menswear'

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search