Growers protest against cut in cotton prices


Growers held a protest against cut in cotton buying price, burnt tires and blocked road for four hours on Tuesday.

According to details, protesters complained that cotton ginning mill owners were purchasing cotton at Rs 2,500 rate per maund instead of Rs 3,500, and cutting four kilograms of cotton on one muand when weighing the commodity.

They said this unfair act of the mill owners was badly affecting the growers of cotton. They said production cost of cotton was mounting day by day but its price was decreasing, adding that selling the cotton on current prices was causing losses to them.

The growers demanded of the Sindh government to fix the price of cotton on Rs 4,000 per maund.