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

Mumbai, March 31 The Maharashtra Federal government on Tuesday made a decision to procure ten lakh litres of extra milk just about every day for supporting the farmers impacted by the lockdown. The milk will be procured at the fee of Rs ₹25 for each litre. The method of milk selection will commence in the […]

Mumbai, March 31

The Maharashtra Federal government on Tuesday made a decision to procure ten lakh litres of extra milk just about every day for supporting the farmers impacted by the lockdown. The milk will be procured at the fee of Rs ₹25 for each litre. The method of milk selection will commence in the four to five days, a press assertion issued by the State Federal government mentioned.

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus and resultant lock down the milk production and income have declined, even though the milk procurement fee in the personal sector has dropped to ₹15- seventeen for each litre. For that reason, to aid the farmers, the procurement will be completed by milk cooperatives, which are controlled by the State Federal government. The milk will be transformed to milk powder and marketed on the web, the assertion mentioned.

The procurement, which will charge about ₹200 crore to the exchequer, will continue until finally the time pandemic gets under management. The determination to aid the farmers was taken at a assembly, which was held by Deputy Main Minister and Finance Minister of Maharashtra, Ajit Pawar. It was also was attended by State Profits Minister, Balasaheb Thorat, Rural Enhancement Minister, Hasan Mushrif and representatives of milk federation and dairy improvement Establishments.