Ban on sale of cotton to unlicensed traders pays dividends
The ban on sale of cotton to unlicensed private traders in Adilabad seems to have paid off as it has brought happiness to small and marginal farmers. This section of the farming community used to be cheated by the unscrupulous among such traders causing the poor farmers some financial loss.
Poor farmers, who used to sell their meagre crops to private traders used to get cheated on account of weighment. The latter weighed the produce on sub-standard and suspect scales. “I am happy now even if it means waiting for my turn to get the bundle weighed on the weigh bridge,” said Jadhav Kailash of Dongergaon who had come to the market to sell just a dozen kilograms of cotton.
He however, raised a question over the possibility of underweighment of his bundle at the large capacity weighbirdge at the market yard. The smaller weighbridges which are suitable for weighing smaller weights are not computerised at Indervelli market yard. This makes it necessary for the produce to be weighed at the large apparatus which does not specify the weight in grams.