Surendra Mohan, soon after visiting the agricultural market, enquired about the arrival of cotton, its quality and prices from the manager and assistant manager of CCI. He was found that the private operators buying the cotton from distributors.
Seeing this, the Joint Collector suggested the CCI officials to make use of their authority to assure suitable price for the farmers. The farmers should follow the norms in bringing the cotton to get a good price,” he said.
The Centre had directed the CCI to buy cotton at a rate of Rs. 4,100 per quintal, but the local authorities denied to pay the price pertaining to less moisture in the cotton called up by the farmers to sell.