May 27, 2024


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Covid-19: Milk supply chain disrupted in Maharashtra

Out of one.19 crore litre everyday milk generation in the Condition, 47 lakh litre is remaining unsold placing milk producer farmers less than enormous distress. Farmer organisations have demanded that the Condition government should present economical guidance to milk producers.

The Condition has about forty six lakh milk producer farmers and milk dairies which procured milk at ₹33-34 litre have diminished the procurement value to ₹18-19 for every litre just after the Covid-19 outbreak.

“About 86 lakh litre milk is sold in pouches. But due to lockdown, this provide has come down to 67 lakh litre for every day. The Condition government is buying 5 lakh litre milk to help farmers but even now, there is 47 lakh litre excess milk. This has impacted procurement value and has included enormous stress on farmers” reported previous MP and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) leader Raju Shetti.

A cow milk producer farmer bears the price tag of about ₹27-28 to generate 1-litre milk and the exact is becoming sold at ₹16-seventeen for every litre just after repeated lockdowns considering the fact that March. SSS will start a 1-day agitation on Tuesday (July 21) to press for the desire trying to get help to milk producer farmers. SSS had sought a government grant of ₹5 for every litre for farmers.

Milk producer farmers have also opposed the Centre’s determination permitting milk powder imports less than Tariff Rate 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 recently exempted imports of milk and cream in powder, granules or in other reliable forms into India less than the TRQ quantity. The notification makes it possible for ten,000 tonnes of imports for the fiscal with fifteen for every cent tariff on imported quantity.