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COTTON CORPORATION OF INDIA DISTRIBUTED 5543 KAPAS PLUCKER MACHINES

COTTON CORPORATION OF INDIA DISTRIBUTED 5543 KAPAS PLUCKER MACHINES

Context:

Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) has so far distributed 5543 kapas plucker machines valued at Rs. 4 crores went to 5543 marginal and small farmers in all growing cotton regions (including demanding districts) under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

The advantages of kapas plucker equipment are as follows:

  • Reducing the risk of health hazards for cotton growers by hand (eg the risk of insect bites, back pain due to prolonged standing, bruises/cuts in the legs and arms etc.).
  • Improve cotton harvesting skills, reduce dependence on fewer and more expensive workers and make cotton growers “Atmanirbhar”.
  • Improve the quality of cotton by reducing pollution at the farm level.
  • Cash Reimbursement Farmers can improve by reducing harvesting costs (reducing labour needs), less waste and pollution and a premium on the sale of high-quality cotton.
  • Due to the availability of high-quality indigenous cotton, the quality of cotton yarn, textiles and value-added products will also increase which could increase the foreign exchange earnings.

CCI:

  • It is a Nodal agency of Govt. of India under the Ministry of Textiles for undertaking Minimum Support Price (MSP) to operate cotton in the context of the cottonseed market that falls below MSP standards to protect cotton farmers from commercial misery.

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