SANAWAD: MLA Sachin Birla from Sanawad in Khargone district has written a letter to state agriculture minister drawing his attention to irregularities and misdeeds prevailing in CCI (or Cotton Corporation of India) procurement at Krishi Upaj Mandi in Sanawad.
Birla urged minster to take take action against the CCI officials posted at the mandi.
Birla claimed that farmers were complaining of CCI officer Sachin Mandloi’s functioning since long. The farmers said that Mandloi has rejected farmers’ cotton citing low quality just to help traders. He later buys the same cotton from this trader in the name of farmers.
Due to this, resentment against the CCI officer is brewing among farmers of these area.
As a result, farmers have to resort to agitations and protests against the CCI officer. This often leads to tension in the market.
Birla asked minister to intervene in the matter and investigate procurement process done by CCI officer Mandloi in the past and transfer him elsewhere with immediate effect. Otherwise farmers of the area would be forced to launch agitation.
It is noteworthy that on Wednesday, farmers of the area, Vijay Chaudhary, Anil Gurjar, Mahendra Birla, Mahendra Chaudhary, Dashrath Shejgaya, Ravindra Birla, Dhirendra Mandloi and Kamal Barwale submitted a memorandum against the functioning and irregularity committed by the CCI officer at MLA Birla's residence in Bedia.