Quick View: CCI to get Rs 719 cr for buying cotton at MSP

Updated: Jun 29 2013, 09:41am hrs
The Centre has decided to reimburse Rs 719.41 crore to the Cotton Corporation of India for losses incurred while buying the fibre at minimum support price operations in the cotton season 2012-13. The decision regarding this was taken by the Cabinet

Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday. The CCI would be conducting domestic and export sales and the apportionment of these sales would be decided by an inter-ministerial committee consisting of representatives of the ministries of agriculture, commerce, textiles and the department of revenue, to strike an appropriate balance between interests of

users and producers.

Ban on import of Myanmar pigs

The import of pigs from neighbouring Myanmar into five districts in Mizoram have been banned following detection of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) disease in them, official sources said.

The district magistrates of Champhai, Serchhip, Lunglei, Lawngtlai and Saiha districts banned the import of pigs from Myanmar. The ban followed detection of a number of PRRS cases

in the state which were confirmed by the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal on June 21.

Experts said that pigs in Mizoram were infected by those imported from Myanmar, where the dreaded disease was prevalent.