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2094 bags of illegal cotton seeds seized

Acting over a tip-off, the agriculture officials of Itikayala mandal in Gadwal district raided Image Crop Limited Company near Vemula village in the mandal and seized 2,094 illegally stocked cotton seeds packets. The officials estimated the cost of the seized cotton seeds at about Rs 17 lakhs. “We have been receiving complaints of illegal stocking of cotton seeds in Itikyala mandal and we have been on it for a long time. After getting reliable information, we raided the godowns of Image Crop Limited and seized illegally stored cotton from their possession,” informed Govind Nayak, the district Agriculture officer. A case was booked against the company management and necessary action will be taken as per the law, he added. Alampur ADA Khadri, Itikyala agriculture officers Ayub and Janardhan along with other staff took part in the raids.