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Maharashtra govt mulls Rs 5/litre direct subsidy transfer to milk farmers

The move follows widespread protests by farmers, whose realisations dropped sharply during sectoral lockdowns

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About two months ago, liquid cow milk sold at Rs 30 a litre. This means, milk prices have declined by almost 50 per cent in two months. Photo: Shutterstock

Dilip Kumar Jha Mumbai
The Maharashtra government is planning to offer Rs 5/litre by way of subsidy transfer directly to milk farmers’ account as economic support, to prevent them from getting trapped in debt. The move follows widespread protests by farmers, whose realisations dropped sharply during sectoral lockdowns.

Amid protests from the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana, a political outfit led by Member of Parliament Raju Shetti, the state government a held a virtual meeting with farmer institutions and associations, concerned political parties and other organisations on Tuesday. The state minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Vishwajit Patangrao Kadam, assured the gathering that the proposal

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First Published: Jul 21 2020 | 6:53 PM IST

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