Milk supply in Mumbai hit due to farmers' protest
The state of Maharashtra is staring at a milk shortage with dairy farmers on strike since Sunday night. Mumbai may not be hit as the city has enough milk for two days. Other major dairy companies have also said they will step in if stocks are hit.
The dairy farmers, led by Raju Shetty's Swabhimaani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS), are protesting against the fall in the milk prices and the cost of procurement by cooperatives. They are demanding a higher price for farmers and a Rs 5 per litre direct subsidy.
Other farmers' groups have backed the agitation as well. They allege that the BJP does not understand the problems faced by farmers. They have threatened to block the highways and prevent milk tankers from delivering anywhere in the city.
Big dairy suppliers like Amul have promised to make sure people are not affected.