Hyderabad: Telangana agriculture minister Singireddy Niranjan Reddy and state industries minister K.T Rama Rao met representatives of the Ginning Mills Association on 31 August. The ministers said there was a possibility of large-scale cotton production in the state this year and the government was ready with the necessary steps.

The two ministers took cognizance of the problems faced by the ginning mills and responded positively to their solutions. “Despite the financial difficulties during the current crisis, some concessions will be made for the industry. Farmers in the state have planted crops as per the government’s instructions due to their unwavering faith in the Chief Minister,” KTR said.

The owners of the ginning mills told the ministers that more than 150 of the 323 ginning mills in the state was set up after the formation of the state of Telangana, which shows the confidence of the industry in the state government.

They also said that there was no problem with a crop yield of 60 lakh bales and the state’s ginning mills have a processing capacity of up to one crore bales.

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