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

Mumbai, March 31

The Maharashtra Govt on Tuesday determined to procure 10 lakh litres of excess milk every single working day for supporting the farmers influenced by the lockdown. The milk will be procured at the fee of Rs ₹25 for each litre. The procedure of milk assortment will commence in the 4 to 5 times, a press assertion issued by the Condition Govt explained.

Thanks to the outbreak of coronavirus and resultant lock down the milk generation and gross sales have declined, though the milk procurement fee in the private sector has dropped to ₹15- seventeen for each litre. For that reason, to aid the farmers, the procurement will be finished by milk cooperatives, which are controlled by the Condition Govt. The milk will be converted to milk powder and marketed on the web, the assertion explained.

The procurement, which will price about ₹200 crore to the exchequer, will continue on until finally the time pandemic gets less than handle. The selection to aid the farmers was taken at a conference, which was held by Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister of Maharashtra, Ajit Pawar. It was also was attended by Condition Income Minister, Balasaheb Thorat, Rural Improvement Minister, Hasan Mushrif and representatives of milk federation and dairy development Institutions.