Harsimrat Kaur Badal – Former Union Minister :
PM must take note–farmers’ fears coming true in Punjab with CCI putting daily ceilings on procurement of cotton & effecting a four times reduction in purchase.
Despite promises of continuance of MSP, Govt Of India’s refusal to link it with assured govt purchase has resulted in current crisis.
By abdicating it’s responsibility, CCI has thrown cotton farmers of Punjab to the mercy of private players.
PM Narendra Modi must set record straight to prevent distress sale by giving clear cut directives guaranteeing govt procurement of agri products listed under MSP system.