Maharashtra: Milk powder producing co-ops to get subsidy

Maharashtra will give a subsidy of Rs 3 per litre to milk cooperatives that produce milk powder, reports Times of India. The decision will cost the state exchequer Rs 32 crore.

A fall in milk rates in both national and international markets had led to dairy cooperatives not giving dairy farmers a reasonable rate.

There are 21 private and 7 co-operatives in the state that produce milk powder. In 2012-13, Maharashtra had given a subsidy of Rs 2 to the industry.

Some farmer leaders have hailed the government decision but with qualification.

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