Thu, Nov 12, 2015, 08:12 AM
Telangana Finance Minister Etela Rajender came down heavily on Central government for pushing cotton farmers into trouble. He slammed the Centre for not increasing minimum support price to Rs 5,000. Etela said that the CCI centres have purchased only 5 per cent of cotton from farmers. He faulted opposition parties for criticising the TRS government instead of finding fault with the Centre. Etela said that the Telangana government waived Rs 17,000 crore farm loans to bail out farmers from financial debts.