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Maharashtra Farmers Spill Milk To Protest Prices, Centre’s Import Of Powder

Protests by dairy farmers in Maharashtra have been happening for the final 10 days


Farmers organisations throughout Maharashtra are protesting low procurement charges of co-operative and personal dairies. The protests, gathered underneath the management of the All India Kisan Sabha, noticed 1000’s of dairy farmers marching in round 20 districts.

In Palghar, farmers distributed free milk to poor folks and likewise spilled it on roads as an indication of dissent.

The All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) has launched an announcement during which they listed a number of calls for, together with asking the centre to withdraw a notification clearing import of milk and milk merchandise from the United States in alternate for export of generic medicines.

The calls for additionally embrace:

  1. State authorities should give direct subsidy of Rs 10 per litre to all milk producers, to allow them to get the Rs 30 per litre of milk earlier than the Covid lockdown
  2. Centre should take again the June 26 notification clearing import of 10 lakh tonnes of milk powder; this can destroy the lives of milk farmers, the protesters mentioned
  3. Export subsidy of Rs 50 per kg should be given for giant shares of domestically manufactured milk powder mendacity in warehouses throughout the nation

“The agitation has now begun. Farmers across villages are gathering and participating in the protest,” mentioned Ajit Navale, the AIKS General Secretary mentioned, including, “As a mark of protest, we are pouring milk on road and also tying cattle near the office of gram panchayats”.

The opposition within the state has additionally joined the protests.

At varied locations, leaders from the BJP and the Rayat Kranti Sanghatana (a neighborhood social gathering) have been seen shouting slogans towards the ruling MVA (Maha Vikas Aghadi) authorities and pouring milk on the street.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was focused by Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil who was quoted by information company PTI as saying: “I want to know how many times Chief Minister Thackeray visited Delhi to raise the issues of milk producers in the state”.

This is the third such protest prior to now 10 days. Chief Minister Thackeray’s authorities met with protest leaders earlier to take heed to their calls for and guarantee them that these can be appeared into.

However, the calls for weren’t fulfilled, the protesters mentioned right now as they intensified their agitations.

With enter from PTI

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