TRS seeks Minimum Support Price for cotton

Mon 17 Jul 2017, 10:49:45
The TRS MPs on Sunday appealed to the Centre to announce Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Cotton. Ahead of the 12th session of 16th Lok Sabha, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government called an all-party meeting on Sunday in a bid to seek the opposition’s support for the smooth conduct of proceedings in both the Houses.

Briefing media personnel after the meeting, TRS parliamentary party leader, Jithender Reddy said there was a considerable raise in area under the cotton cultivation all over the country. In Telangana State, one of the leading cotton growing States, production of cotton was expected to be up by at least 20 per cent. The Government must take steps to open adequate cotton purchase centres.

The implementation of Goods and Services tax resulted in heavy additional tax burden on Mission Bhagiratha, Mission kakatiya, granite industry and handloom sector, the MP said. The issue was brought to the notice of the Centre even by chef Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao.

Jithender Reddy said the Centre was asked to initiate special measures to make up for huge additional tax burden impacting the development in key sectors. “The Centre had promised to take up at least one major irrigation project in the two Telugu States as national project during the State reorganisation exercise,” he said, adding that Polavaram project in AP was being implemented as a national Project.

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