Maharashtra farmers distribute free milk for hike in base price
MUMBAI: Farmers at various places across Maharashtra on Thursday distributed thousands of litres of milk free of cost to protest against the low base price of milk in the state.
While mineral water bottle costs Rs 20, the milk is hardly getting a rate if Rs 15 to 18 at the cooperatives and diaries. While farmers have demanded base rate of Rs 50 per litre for milk, the government has fixed the procurement price at Rs 27.
"To protest the low rates farmers distributed milk free of cost at the collector's office in several districts today. The agitation will continue for about a week," said Dr Ajit Navle of the Kisan Sabha.