May 26, 2024


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Covid-19: Milk supply chain disrupted in Maharashtra

Out of one.19 crore litre everyday milk output in the Condition, 47 lakh litre is remaining unsold placing milk producer farmers beneath immense distress. Farmer organisations have demanded that the Condition government should provide fiscal aid to milk producers.

The Condition has about 46 lakh milk producer farmers and milk dairies which acquired milk at ₹33-34 litre have diminished the procurement selling price to ₹18-19 per litre following the Covid-19 outbreak.

“About 86 lakh litre milk is sold in pouches. But owing to lockdown, this market has appear down to 67 lakh litre per day. The Condition government is purchasing five lakh litre milk to enable farmers but continue to, there is 47 lakh litre excess milk. This has afflicted procurement selling price and has added immense burden on farmers” reported previous MP and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) chief Raju Shetti.

A cow milk producer farmer bears the value of about ₹27-28 to generate a single-litre milk and the exact same is staying sold at ₹16-seventeen per litre following recurrent lockdowns considering the fact that March. SSS will launch a a single-day agitation on Tuesday (July 21) to force for the desire trying to find enable to milk producer farmers. SSS had sought a government grant of ₹5 per litre for farmers.

Milk producer farmers have also opposed the Centre’s determination allowing for milk powder imports beneath Tariff Price Quota (TRQ). According to farmers’ organisation fifty, 000 tonne milk powder quota exists in Maharashtra, and the Centre’s determination would even more deteriorate the disaster.

The Union Ministry of Finance lately exempted imports of milk and cream in powder, granules or in other strong types into India beneath the TRQ amount. The notification makes it possible for 10,000 tonnes of imports for the fiscal with fifteen per cent tariff on imported amount.