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

Mumbai, March 31

The Maharashtra Authorities on Tuesday made the decision to procure 10 lakh litres of excess milk every working day for supporting the farmers impacted by the lockdown. The milk will be procured at the fee of Rs ₹25 for each litre. The process of milk selection will begin in the 4 to five days, a push assertion issued by the Condition Authorities mentioned.

Owing to the outbreak of coronavirus and resultant lock down the milk creation and sales have declined, while the milk procurement fee in the personal sector has dropped to ₹15- seventeen for each litre. Therefore, to guidance the farmers, the procurement will be done by milk cooperatives, which are controlled by the Condition Authorities. The milk will be converted to milk powder and offered on the internet, the assertion mentioned.

The procurement, which will value about ₹200 crore to the exchequer, will carry on till the time pandemic will get beneath management. The choice to guidance 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 Condition Earnings Minister, Balasaheb Thorat, Rural Growth Minister, Hasan Mushrif and reps of milk federation and dairy development Institutions.