01st Aug :- Cooperative and private milk companies have been prepared to pay 25 rupees per liter for cow milk from today (T.P.) and it has been sealed on Tuesday at the meeting of representatives of state government and milk teams. The state government has warned that the action of the milk team will not give the rate of 25 rupees. The government has given its approval for the decision to relax the condition of the milk quality of 3.2 liters of fat and 8.3 SNF for subsidy.
On the backdrop of increase in milk purchase rates of farmers, Gokul has increased its milk and buffaloes’ milk prices by Rs. 2 per day today. The sale price for Gokul cows milk consumers will be 45 rupees and the sale price of buffalo milk will be 56 rupees per liter, the team has said. This rate is coming into force from tomorrow. There has been a statewide agitation for milk prices. Regarding this movement, the government increased the purchase price of milk producers. Government has decided to buy cow’s milk transcriptor for 25 rupees. Gokul decided to increase its sales rate from today due to the increase in milk prices.
After milk movement last month, the state government had announced the price of milk at Rs 25 per liter on July 19 in the monsoon session. However, the new rates were not implemented from other co-operative, private milking teams except for a few small milk teams. Other co-operative, private milk companies had demanded extension of time due to technical reasons for implementation. On this backdrop, Animal Husbandry and Livestock Minister Mahadev Jankar convened a meeting of the representatives of the co-operative, private milk association of the state. State Minister Arjun Khotkar, Secretary Kiran Kurundkar, Commissioner Rajiv Jadhav, 33 Co-operatives and Private Directors were present at the meeting. According to the announcement from the milk company on Thursday, from the beginning of August this year, the milk companies will be given Rs 25 per liter for the cow’s milk.
There will be no subsidy for the bags made from cooperative and private milk processing agencies in the state. However, the government will be giving subsidy of Rs 5 per liter to the rest of the milk except the packed milk. This subsidy will be provided for milk powder and other dairy products except butter. It is also clarified that the subsidy for poultry exports will not be given to the milk producers who will avail the subsidy amount of Rs 5 per liter.