Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / PCGA urges Pak govt to protect cotton producers
PCGA urges Pak govt to protect cotton producers
21
Dec '11
According to Amanullah Qureshi, Chairman of the Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA), the Government should urge the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) to step in as a second player and procure cotton so as to protect the interest of 70 percent cotton producers, instead of just a few entities, else if the cotton growers incur losses this year, they would shift to other crops.

This may cause the Government to incur heavy cost in imports to fulfil domestic demand, he cautioned.

Mr Qureshi even disapproved the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association's (APTMA) Yasin Sadiq's statement that by directing the TCP to procure cotton as second player, the Government is trying to serve the interest of a few legislators. He said that farmers associations should step forward to ensure safety and security of the interests of the cotton growers.

The PCGA chief further said that rather than exploiting cotton farmers by maintaining cotton prices at lowest levels APTMA should try to have the taxes, levies and power tariffs reduced, so as to lower the production cost and thereby raise the global competitiveness of the domestic textile industry.

According to Mr Qureshi, the Government should ask TCP to start procuring cotton from farmers at the rates specified by the Government, while adhering to the stand taken by the members of the National Assembly of Standing Committee.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Feb 2017

Bangladesh exporters want duty-free access to US, Brazil

Garment and apparel exporters of Bangladesh are seeking duty-free...

Textiles | On 22nd Feb 2017

India to produce 341 lakh bales cotton in 2016-17: CAI

The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has maintained in its January...

Textiles | On 22nd Feb 2017

'India to be self-sufficient in silk production by 2020'

Indian could be self-sufficient in silk production by the year 2020...

Interviews View All

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

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
February 2017

February 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search