Dairy producers in Erode, Tamil Nadu, staged a protest on Friday by pouring milk on the streets in an effort to demand a price increase. The producers are requesting an additional Rs 7 for each liter of milk purchased through the government-run Aavin. They have also requested Rs. 42 for cow milk and Rs. 51 for buffalo milk, as well as a 50% subsidy on livestock feed.
According to the producers, the government’s mismanagement has led to milk producers switching to private businesses. Private companies are currently paying between Rs. 45 and Rs. 47 per liter of milk. Dairy farmers from Madurai and other regions of the state also brought their cows and staged similar roadside protests.
Despite the dramatic gesture of emptying milk containers onto the road, the DMK-led government in Tamil Nadu denied that the protests caused a shortage of milk anywhere in the state.
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