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SIMA urges Gujarat govt to stop ‘cotton adulteration’ by ginners

M Senthilkumar, Chairman, SIMA has written to Babhubhai B Bokhiriya, Cabinet minister of Water Resources, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Cow protection, alleging that some ginners were mixing cotton waste in the virgin cotton, with the motive to yield more profit and earn some quick bucks. He has also said that the adulteration of cotton is affected the image of Gujarat and is also undermining the efforts put in by the farmers to grow cotton […]


SIMA welcomes Direct Payment Deficiency System

Southern India Mills’ Association’s Chairman, M. Senthilkumar has hailed the Government, principally, Santhosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Textiles (Independent Charge) and Ministry of Textiles for considering the plea made by the association and its plan to introduce Direct Payment Deficiency System (DPDS) to help farmers get better realization for their produce when the market rates rule below the MSP. The Textile Commissioner has announced the launching DPDS during the current season at Hingenghat […]


Cotton procurement from CCI yet to commence

The Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) is yet to start procurement process despite directions from Textile Minister (I/C) Santosh Kumar Gangwar on October 1. The Textile Minister has also instructed CCI Chairman & Managing Director B. K. Mishra to hold deliberations with Additional Chief Secretary (Development) to commence cotton procurement at earliest. As per reports, around 2 lakh bales have reached cotton markets in the Malwa region till date. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal […]