Milk Row: Gokul milk supply affected as Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana protest

MP Raju Shetti had warned to stop milk supply in Mumbai on July 16.

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Amid the protest by Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana in Mumbai and Pune, Gokul's milk supply has been affected. The organisation has started a demonstration against Maharashtra government protesting to press their demands to increase ₹5 on per litre of a milk packet.

The dairy farmers have been demanding the establishment to let them sell the milk for ₹27 per litre. However, despite promises made by the state government, the rates have not increased. The organisation has decided to stop the supply of milk in both the cities until their demands are met.

Farmers sell milk at ₹17 per litre. After its processing, the milk is packed in a pouch and is sold for a minimum price of ₹42 per litre. The farmers do not benefit with the difference. On Sunday night, the supply of milk will be stopped and it is important to pressurise the government because they haven’t been taking any strong steps to increase earnings of the farmers,” Lok Sabha MP and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana President Raju Shetti asserted.

As this happened, Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil suggested the farmers to not waste milk by going on a strike. “Nobody has the right to take the law into their hands,” Patil further said. 

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Dismissing Patil’s suggestion, Shetti said that Revenue Minister has no right to speak about this issue, he has done nothing for the farmers. The milk supply in Vasai and Virar area has already been stopped amid the agitation.

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