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Maha MP threatens to stop milk supply to Mumbai from July 16

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana leader today warned that supply to would be stopped from July 16 if the government failed to provide subsidy to dairy farmers.

Addressing reporters here, the from Hatkanangle constituency in district demanded that they be given a subsidy of Rs 5 per litre directly in their accounts to help them tide over the current low procurement prices.

"Wrong policies of the government have destroyed the business. The government has done nothing about it. If dairy farmers are not provided subsidy, we will not let a drop of enter from July 16," Shetti said.

Shetti had participated in the "Kaifiyat Yatra" in Pune last week and had advocated for direct subsidy citing the example of Karnataka, which has been operating such a scheme.

He had demanded that such a scheme, whose cost he estimated at Rs 400 crore, be run in for the next few months till the crisis subsides.

Responding to Shetti's threat, said if the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana tried to create law and order problems, the government will take suitable action.

"is not in Throwing vegetables or pouring milk on roads is not the right way to express your anger against the government," Patil said.

"If the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana protests in this manner, and creates law and order problems, the government will take stringent action," Patil said.

Shetti had last year pulled out of the NDA and the BJP-led alliance in after accusing the Centre of failing to honour promises made to farmers.

In March, Shetti had announced that his outfit would work with the on issues concerning farmers.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 22:25 IST
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