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Government to procure 10L litres of milk daily till next 2 months

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MUMBAI :

Giving a huge relief to the struggling dairy sector, Maharashtra government on Tuesday decided to procure 10 lakh litres of milk per day at Rs 25 per litre.

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said, “The collection of milk will begin in four to five days, and will continue for two months. A corpus of Rs 200 crore has been earmarked for this initiative.”

He further said, “The coronavirus outbreak and the resultant lockdown had hit the dairy sector hard. Almost 10 lakh litres of the 12 lakh litres of milk produced was going unsold, and market rates per litre had reached a low of Rs 15 -17.”

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