ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Control or Decontrol

ONLY the Government has now to make up its mind. The expert group has unanimously recommended decontrol of cotton with certain safeguards for preventing a runaway rise in prices and substitution of floor prices by suitable support prices. It has also recommended that the percentage of controlled varieties of cloth should be reduced from 40 per cent to 25 per cent and that the realisation multipliers be suitably revised once immediately and again in January. The expert group's recommendations are, in fact, no more than a restatement of the case which the industry, trade and growers have been pleading vigorously for a long time. But this should cause no surprise because the expert group comprised only the trusted men of industry, trade and growers.

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