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  • GOM to meet today to discuss Cotton export ban issue

    Published on March 9, 2012

    New Delhi : The Group of Ministers will meet on Friday in New Delhi to review the 5th March decision of Commerce Ministry to ban cotton export.

    The decision was severely opposed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar as well as several contton producing states such as Maharashtra, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.

    Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh assured a delegation from Gujarat and Maharashtra on Tuesday that a GOM will discuss the issue on Monday.

    Directorate General of Foreign Trade a wing of Union Commerce Ministry had on Monday announced the ban on cotton exports with immediate effect, citing its scarcity in domestic market.

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