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Mumbai, Oct 5

The Centre has raised by Rs 10 the support price for two basic varieties of cotton, namely medium staples relating to F-414/H-777/J-34 varieties and long staples relating to H-4/H-6 varieties of the new cotton crop, for 2006-2007. The support price for medium and long staples now stands at Rs 1,770 a quintal and Rs 1,990 respectively. The support prices for other varieties of raw cotton (kapas) are derived from the above rates.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated October 6, 2006)
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