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Govt approves expenditure of Rs 1,061 cr to reimburse losses on cotton sale under MSP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Centre on Saturday approved an additional expenditure of Rs 748.08 crore for Cotton Corporation of India andMaharashtra State Cooperative Cotton Growers Marketing Federation towards reimbursement of losseson sale of cotton procured under MSP operations during cotton years 2014-15 and 2015-16.

It also approvedan expenditure of Rs 312.93 crore for reimbursing the losses to CCI and MSCCGMFL on sale of cotton procured under minimum support price (MSP) operations during cotton years 2017-18 and 2018-19.

The cotton year is fromOctober to September.

The decisions were taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), which also accorded ex-post facto approval for engaging Maharashtra State Cooperative Cotton Growers Marketing Federation Ltd (MSCCGMFL) to undertake MSP operations in the state of Maharashtra as sub-agent of Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) Limited during the cotton years 2017-18 and 2018-19.

"The approval will help in price support operations of cotton which helps in stabilizing cotton prices and is primarily aimed to safeguard the interests of the farmers and controlling any distress sale," an official statement said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 21 2020. 17:56 IST
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