ANDHRA PRADESH

Purchase cotton at MSP: Ponguleti

AICC Secretary and MLC P. Sudhakar Reddy on Monday visited the cotton market yard in the town. He inquired about the grievances of the farmers in disposing of their cotton produce here.

The farmers apprised him of the ordeal faced by them in selling their cotton stocks and securing minimum support price.

They alleged that the errant traders were depriving them of minimum support price by citing the moisture content in cotton.

They sought the intervention of the MLC to check exploitation by the greedy traders and ensure them remunerative prices to their produce at the yard. Mr Reddy spoke to the higher officials of the allied government departments over phone and conveyed the grievances of the farmers to them. He wanted the officials to take urgent steps to ensure purchase of entire cotton produce of the farmers at MSP irrespective of the moisture content.

Youth Congress district president R. Manohar and others accompanied him.