Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Vidarbha farmers demand cotton MSP to be raised to Rs 6000
Vidarbha farmers demand cotton MSP to be raised to Rs 6000
20
Feb '13
Farmers in the Vidarbha region of western Indian state of Maharashtra have demanded that the minimum support price (MSP) of cotton be raised to Rs. 6000 per quintal from the existing MSP of Rs. 3900 per quintal. They have also urged the Central Government for a special package in the Union Budget.

Speaking to fibre2fashion, Mr. Kishore Tiwari, president of Vidarbha Jan Andolam Samiti, said, “Vidarbha farmers need special package from the Central Government in the Union Budget, which is to be presented in the Parliament later this month.”

Talking about the demands of Vidarbha farmers, he says, “The cultivation cost of cotton has tripled in the last two years, so the MSP of cotton should be raised to Rs. 6000 per quintal.”

“We have also demanded direct cash subsidy for procuring seeds and fertilizers for cultivating cotton crops,” he informs.

Mr. Tiwari urges, “The Central Government should procure the old cotton through agencies like the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) and the National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).”

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Union Minister for finance Arun Jaitley chairing the 25th GST Council meeting, flanked by minister of state for finance Shiv Pratap Shukla (right) and finance secretary Dr Hasmukh Adhia. Courtesy: PIB

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2018

GST rate on velvet fabric reduced to 5%

The 25th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting, held under the ...

RIL petrochemicals’ revenue grows 47.6% in Q3 FY18

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2018

RIL petrochemicals’ revenue grows 47.6% in Q3 FY18

The revenue from the petrochemicals segment at Reliance Industries...

Courtesy: Cotton USA

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2018

US cotton bodies pledge to support CCI activities

Ten US cotton organisations have pledged industry contributions in...

Interviews View All

Nitin Soni
Dolphin Jingwei Machines

Taxation policies need to be made simpler

Kaizad Hansotia
GetNatty

Competition is the best thing that can happen to a startup

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

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

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

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

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

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

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

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

January 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.1%
No
13.4%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 97

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.9%
No
28.9%
Skip
7.2%

Total Votes: 97

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.6%
No
9.3%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 97

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
8.2%
Skip
9.3%

Total Votes: 97


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