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Textiles Min to hold talks in Sep on remunerative cotton price

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Textiles Ministry will hold a meeting next month with the ministries of commerce, labour and agriculture to evolve a policy for giving remunerative price to cotton farmers.

Labour Minister along with a 26-member delegation Textiles Minister Santosh Gangwar today to highlight the situation of cotton farmers, specially in

"Today a delegation comprising of 26 members from BJP, particularly from Warangal district, and myself Santosh Gangwar. We apprised him of the situation of cotton farmers in

"He has agreed to convene a meeting with the Ministers of Agriculture, Commerce, and myself. So four of us, we will sit and see that for the two months coming crop, how to get the remunerative price for cotton farmers. A policy will be evolved," Dattatreya told reporters here.

The policy will also find ways so that maximum purchase of cotton from farmers can be done, he added.

Among others, representatives from Adilabad, Khammam and Karimnagar also accompanied the delegation.

The regions of Warangal, Adilabad, Khammam and Karimnagar produce the highest amount of cotton in

Dattatreya said Gangwar has agreed to setting up a textile park in Telangana, that is proposed to be in Warangal district.

Also, the has agreed for setting up of a separate cotton research centre in Telangana after being carved out of Andhra Pradesh, said the Labour Minister.

Gangwar has positively agreed to examine the setting up of cotton research centre at Warangal district and also a Cotton Corporation of India office in Telangana state.

"He has positively agreed to that with a subsidy of Rs 100 crore. With the subsidy of Rs 100 crore, we will come out with this textile park. Shortly, we will issue a notification to that extent," he added.

Dattatreya said that the has requested to pursue with the state government to allocate land for the project. "Now the Telangana state government has to take appropriate and urgent measures," he said.

First Published: Mon, August 10 2015. 21:02 IST