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Business Line twenty years ago today: Cotton Control Order likely to be amended

November 19 | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on November 18, 2015

The technical committee appointed by the Textile Ministry to recommend improvements in ginning and pressing norms for cotton has recommended amendments to the Cotton Control Order under the Essential Commodities Act. The committee is expected to submit its report by month-end. The committee, comprising traders, technical experts and representatives “of the Textile Ministry, believes the provisions in the Cotton Control Order need to be changed to improve packing, according to sources. The order places restrictions on materials used for packing.

Signing of IPR to benefit India: PM

The signing of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) under GATT will greatly benefit India, especially in the field of computer software where the country has built up global reputation with a vast pool of trained manpower, the Prime Minister, Mr. P. V. Narasimha Rao, has said. Dedicating the country’s first electronics technology park (Technopark) to the nation here today, he said the young software professionals should not be diffident but go ahead and take advantage of the recently-amended Indian Copy Rights Act by applying for patents.

SC order to pay Patancheru farmers

The Supreme Court has ordered industries in the Patancheru region of Andhra Pradesh to pay a compensation of Rs. 28.34 lakhs to farmers who suffered losses due to damage of crops on account of pollution of sub-soil surface water from their effluents. The apex court has ordered that the Andhra Pradesh Government should first deposit the amount with the High Court in the State within four weeks from November 10, 1995, the date of the order, pending collection of the amount from the polluting industries.

Published on November 18, 2015
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