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Cottonseed shortage: AP to set up vigilance teams

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on November 12, 2017 Published on June 09, 2011

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The State Government has asked officials to set up vigilance teams across the cotton-growing districts to curb hoarding of Bt cottonseeds.

“Officials have so far arrested six seed dealers and filed case against one,” a Chief Minister's Office statement said here on Thursday.

Estimates put the Bt cottonseed requirement at 91 lakh packets (450 gm each). “Seed firms promised to supply one crore packets. So far, they have despatched 44 lakh packets to various districts. Efforts are on to deliver the remaining packets in the next few days. There is no need for panic,” the statement said.

It advised the farmers to go for one-and-a-half packets an acre and not to go for two. It also asked the farmers to tip off the officials if they found any instance of hoarding by dealers.

Published on June 09, 2011
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