About 200 cotton farmers from Talamadugu mandal on Thursday staged a rally and dharna in front of the Collectorate demanding the enhancement of minimum support price for cotton to Rs. 6,000 per quintal. The farmers said investment had reached a peak this season owing to pestilence and increase in prices of all chemicals.
The farmers came from different villages in the mandal and took out a rally from the agriculture market yards.
They submitted a memorandum to officials in the Collectorate stating the reasons for their demand.
The farmers contended that excessive rainfall had damaged crops in almost all cultivation areas.
The low yield will render the present MSP of Rs. 3,900 incongruous, they added.