Cotton farmers stage demonstration

February 19, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:33 am IST - PERAMBALUR:

Farmers staged a demonstration here on Wednesday urging the government to open a permanent office here, ban Bt cotton and enact a Cotton Control Act.

R. Raja Chidambaram, State secretary, Thamizhaga Vivasayigal Sangam, who led the agitation, said Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), which would procure cotton here on February 23, should provide more than the market price along with incentive. The Central Government should permit them to export cotton after announcing the price since traders and mill owners purchase cotton from farmers at less price and export it at higher price. It should also take steps to procure cotton for a higher price this year.

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