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Telangana becomes the largest supplier of cotton in the country during 2020-21 seasons.

Telangana has supplied about 178.55 lakh quintals of cotton during the Kharif (Vaankalam) Marketing season 2020-21. According to the State the cotton procurement is almost double the cotton procured by Maharashtra which stood with 91.98 lakh quintals. The cotton crop was sold to Cotton Corporation of India which is in addition to the crop purchased by private businessmen. All the crops were purchased from farmers at Minimum Support Price as part of the Centre’s Price Support Scheme aimed at eliminating middlemen and support farmers. All the payments to the farmers for their produce are made directly into their bank accounts by the concerned procuring agencies.