Cotton pre-cleaning unit set up in Punjab
Punjab's first cotton pre-cleaning plant has been set up in the cotton yard of grain market here, a senior official said on Tuesday.chandigarh Updated: Dec 16, 2014 19:52 IST
Punjab's first cotton pre-cleaning plant has been set up in the cotton yard of grain market here, a senior official said on Tuesday.
"The plant would give farmers value added service of getting their cotton crop cleaned, before putting it up for sale, getting better returns for their produce. The clean cotton would create win-win situation for the cotton industry as well as farmers," Muktsar deputy commissioner Jaskiran Singh said.
The unit would provide this facility to farmers at minimal cost.
Machinery worth Rs 1.17 crore has been set up at the cotton yard, while another set of Rs 50 lakh equipments have been installed at the project thereby putting its total cost at Rs 2 crore, he said.
With a capacity of cleaning 6 tonnes of cotton per hour, the machinery would weed out leaves from the cotton crop and would lessen the moisture content as per requirement thereby improving the quality of cotton fibre, he said.
He said that the unit has total six machines that would clean the cotton serial wise one-after-another.