On August 10th 2017, Kotha Prabhakar Reddy Medak TRS MP asked Smriti Irani, Textile Minister in Parliament
(a)whether her Ministry has received any proposal from the Government of Telangana for the establishment of 66 additional cotton purchase centers in the State; (b)if so, the details thereof; and
(c)whether her Ministry has taken any decision in the matter and if so, the details thereof and the present status of the proposal?
and the answer Prabhakar Reddy got in Parliament from Ajay Tamta-Minister of state for textiles
(b):Under letter dated 4.7.2017 from the Hon’ble Minister for Irrigation, Marketing and Legislative Affairs of Government of Telangana, the State has requested that 150 cotton purchase centers be opened during cotton season 2017-18.
(c):No, During the cotton season 2016-17, Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) had operated 84 cotton purchase centers in Telangana. As per policy, CCI operates as many cotton purchase centers as feasible, during each cotton season to cover maximum cotton arrivals.