Dairy farmers in Maharashtra have commenced to truly feel the pinch of the lockdown with procurement rates of milk dipping by 20 to 50 for every cent. Decrease in their income also signifies reduced volume of feed remaining given to cattle.
Due to deficiency of need, farmers who utilized to make processed milk goods such as curd, butter, ghee and khoya as a cottage industry, now sell milk at reduced charges in the market place. Khoya is an intermediary milk product, which is utilized as a uncooked substance for creating common sweets.
Farmer chief and Typical Secretary (Maharashtra) of All India Kisan Sabha, Ajit Navale, explained that thanks to the lockdown, milk need from restaurants, tea stalls and sweet shops has arrive to a standstill. The Point out Federal government has certain that 11 lakh litres of extra milk will be procured for every working day from farmers by the