Farmers claim they have been drawing the government’s attention to the steep fall in Milk prices but the govt is not paying heed to their demands.
Pune| The agitation of milk producers has been raging for the past several days in Maharashtra demanding an increase in the milk prices. Today, farmers dumped hundreds of litres of milk on the road as a part of the protest. In Hingoli, milk tanker was set on fire by angry protestors. At Parbhani’s Aundha, protesters forced the truck to stop. The police reached the spot and pacified them. Police have detained five protesters in Baramati.
Sloganeering against Uddhav government in Baramati
The Swabhimani Shetkari organization has announced a movement for milk-producing farmers. The organization is seeking to increase the price of milk and milk powder. Now the BJP has also expressed its support to this campaign. BJP and Rashtriya Samaj Party activists threw milk in front of the Tehsil office shouting slogans against the Uddhav Thackeray government in Baramati. Five activists here were taken into custody by the police.
#WATCH Workers of Swabhimani Shetkari Sangathna spill milk on the streets of Sangli as a mark of protest. The organisation is demanding Rs 25 per litre as the minimum rate of cow milk, among others. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/0GSq9fb1aT
— ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2020
Former Minister Presents Milk Kettle To CM
Farmers claim they have been drawing the government’s attention to the steep fall in Milk prices but the govt is not paying heed to their demands. In Indapur, former minister Harsh Vardhan Patil presented a milk kettle to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. He demanded the Chief Minister to increase the purchase rate of milk in favour of milk-producing farmers.
Tankers of milk were spilled on the road on Tuesday in #Sangli district of #Maharashtra as dairy farmers
demands higher prices for their produce, agitation to hit milk supply in the state.@rajushetti @DrAjitNawale1#DairyFarmers#Maharashtra#Protest #milk #milkagitation pic.twitter.com/HHocnH1ekp
— Deshpande Shrinivas (@shrinihtmumbai) July 21, 2020
Demand To Increase milk Price In Pune By Rs 10
There is a demand for increasing the price of milk by Rs 10 in Pune. Seeking compensation to the farmers, MP Girish Bapat, former MLA Jagdish Malik gave a bag of milk to Naval Kishore Ram, DM of Pune. Also demanded a subsidy of Rs 50 for milk powder.
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