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

Mumbai, March 31 The Maharashtra Government on Tuesday made the decision to procure ten lakh

Mumbai, March 31

The Maharashtra Government on Tuesday made the decision to procure ten lakh litres of excess milk every single working day for supporting the farmers affected by the lockdown. The milk will be procured at the rate of Rs ₹25 for every litre. The approach of milk selection will start in the four to 5 times, a press assertion issued by the Condition Government claimed.

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus and resultant lock down the milk creation and product sales have declined, although the milk procurement rate in the personal sector has dropped to ₹15- 17 for every litre. Thus, to aid the farmers, the procurement will be finished by milk cooperatives, which are controlled by the Condition Government. The milk will be converted to milk powder and offered on the internet, the assertion claimed.

The procurement, which will price tag about ₹200 crore to the exchequer, will proceed until the time pandemic will get below manage. The final decision to aid the farmers was taken at a conference, which was held by Deputy Main Minister and Finance Minister of Maharashtra, Ajit Pawar. It was also was attended by Condition Profits Minister, Balasaheb Thorat, Rural Advancement Minister, Hasan Mushrif and associates of milk federation and dairy growth Establishments.