Mumbai: On Tuesday, the Dairy farmers strike intensified as agitators managed to cut off most of the supply to cities. The shortage will be seen next 24 – 48 hours. Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS)’s Raju Shetti who is leading to the protect, blocked tankers of Amul arriving from Gujrat in Palghar.
- Raise milk procurement & give Rs 5 per liter direct Subsidy
- Export Subsidy of Rs 3 against per liter of milk converted to skimmed milk
- Pvt co-ops told to hike procurement rate by Rs 3 per litre
Amul MD R S Sodhi said, “We dispatched only 3 lakh as compared to the usual 7 lakh litres”. We faced disruptions most of our 20 – 21 lakh litres to Mumbai with Police escort.
“Wednesday morning also, our tankers will head out,” Mahanand dairy said it sent much of its regular quota of 1.85 lakh litres to Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
A senior official said, “ the government said giving a subsidy will not be possible and to seek more practical solutions and to increase the rate of purchase, all dairies that collect more than 1 lakh litre of milk have been called for a meeting in the next two days”.
A spokesperson told that “ Procurement has closed in several places”. Meanwhile, a meeting called by the speaker of the legislative assembly Haribhau Bagade that was attended by CM Devendra Fadnavis and other political party representatives did not yield any results.