Covid-19: Maharashtra to procure excess milk every day to support farmers

Lavern Vogel

Mumbai, March 31 The Maharashtra Governing administration on Tuesday resolved to procure 10 lakh litres of excess milk every single day for supporting the farmers afflicted by the lockdown. The milk will be procured at the level of Rs ₹25 per litre. The method of milk selection will begin in […]

Mumbai, March 31

The Maharashtra Governing administration on Tuesday resolved to procure 10 lakh litres of excess milk every single day for supporting the farmers afflicted by the lockdown. The milk will be procured at the level of Rs ₹25 per litre. The method of milk selection will begin in the four to 5 days, a press statement issued by the Condition Governing administration stated.

Owing to the outbreak of coronavirus and resultant lock down the milk manufacturing and profits have declined, although the milk procurement level in the private sector has dropped to ₹15- 17 per litre. Thus, to assist the farmers, the procurement will be finished by milk cooperatives, which are controlled by the Condition Governing administration. The milk will be transformed to milk powder and marketed online, the statement stated.

The procurement, which will price tag about ₹200 crore to the exchequer, will go on until the time pandemic gets beneath management. The final decision to assist the farmers was taken at a meeting, which was held by Deputy Main Minister and Finance Minister of Maharashtra, Ajit Pawar. It was also was attended by Condition Earnings Minister, Balasaheb Thorat, Rural Advancement Minister, Hasan Mushrif and reps of milk federation and dairy advancement Establishments.

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