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Gloom Deepens

 because of unremunerative prices. The very fact that cotton policy has seldom been announced before the commencement of sowing operations is a clear indication that the authorities do not believe that prices have much to do with production. It is all too obvious that production depends on the weather and proper and timely inputs. It is high time that all the interests concerned, including the Government, engage themselves in making available to farmers all the facilities which will help improve the per acre yield. Cot ton decontrol by itself will certainly restore freedom of activity to traders and mills, but it is unlikely to contribute to increased production of cotton which is the real need of the time. The prosperity of the cot- ton textile industry is closely linked with the abundant supply of raw material at reasonable prices, since cotton accounts for half the total cost of cloth.

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