19th July: – The movement of milk movement started last several days in Maharashtra has finally ended. The government should provide a subsidy of Rs 5 per liter to the milk producers in the state. The agitation for this major demand has finally succeeded. The state government has announced a subsidy of 5 rupees per liter to the milk producers because of the state government’s dairy minister Arjun Khotkar in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday. The government has also clarified that the farmers will not be given the rate of not less than Rs 25 per liter to milk teams. So the agitation that started from last four days will end. This was announced after the decision was taken in a meeting with the Vidhan Sabha Speaker in Nagpur. This decision will be effective from July 21.
#Maharashtra government announces Rs 25 per liter as the minimum rate of milk for dairy farmers, following state-wide protests over the demand. The decision will be implemented from July 21. pic.twitter.com/D6PaV4w9Fb
— ANI (@ANI) July 19, 2018
Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana’s leader Raju Shetty had demanded that the 5 gram of grants should be given directly to the milk producers in the direct account. Accordingly, the government has agreed to pay Rs. 5 per liter. However, this amount will not be credited directly to the account, but milk companies will get 5 rupees milk producers. It is mandatory for every milk team to give these 5 rupees to the farmers.
According to the discussion at the meeting, this subsidy scheme will not be applicable for bagged milk products produced by co-operative and private milk companies in the state. In addition to this, the Government will give a subsidy of Rs 5 per liter, but it will not be directly deposited in the account, but milk will be provided by the team. And those milk producers who can be benefited by this 5 rupees per liter subsidy can be availed, but they are not included in the condition that they can not avail the subsidy for milk powder exports.
As per the announcement made by the government on July 10, the government will announce a subsidy of Rs 50 per kg for export of milk powder and Rs 5 per liter incentive for milk exports. However, the benefits of this scheme will be available to all milk teams only when they will give milk producer milk at Rs.25 per liter for milk. This decision has been agreed by all the cooperative and private milk producers, processing and supplying organizations in the state.