Published On : Wed, Jun 17th, 2015

High Court rejects Seeds Industries Association’s writ petition

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Nagpur: The Nagpur bench of Mumbai High Court has rejected the writ petition filed by the Seeds Industries Association challenging the orders of State Government of Maharashtra which had issued a circular for controlling the price of cotton in the state. The circular issued by the government, considering the interest of cotton growers, had decided the maximum price for procurement of cotton in the state.
Challenging the government circular, the Seeds Industries Association had filed a writ petition before the Nagpur bench of Mumbai High Court, in which a renowned lawyer of country, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, had appeared for the petitioner. Disposing of the petition on Wednesday, June 17, the division bench consisting of Justice Bhushan Gawai and Justice Indira Jain gave a patient hearing to the arguments tabled by the defence lawyer but upheld the measures taken by the state government in the interest of farmers for curbing the black marketing of cotton in which farmers were required to purchase cotton-seed at higher price, and thus rejected the petition of the Association.