The issue was raised by Opposition MLAs during a debate on a calling attention notice in the Legislative Assembly.
Pawar demanded that a meeting be convened to discuss issues faced by the dairy sector as well as the delay in implementing the rates promised by the state government.
He also demanded that milk producers be given a grant of Rs 5 per litre like what the Karnataka government had been doing.
The opposition then demanded the calling attention notice be withheld and be brought up for debate after the proposed meeting with the CM.
Replying earlier, Jankar said that milk prices had fallen by 30-40 per cent in the domestic and international markets, adding that there was no market demand for milk power either.
He said that, as on March 31 this year, 26,506 metric tonnes of milk powder stock was remaining unsold.
He informed the house that Rs 3 per litre was given to convert milk to milk powder.
The opposition MLAs, however, were not satisfied with the minister's reply.
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