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    Milk Strike in Maharashtra: Centre poking nose in state issues, says Raj Thackeray

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray on Wednesday launched a broadside against the Devendra Fadnavis government in the state and the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, alleging the latter was interfering in the state’s affairs. He held the Fadnavis government responsible for the ongoing agitation by milk producers led by Raju Shetti, chief of Swabhimani Shetakari Sanghatana (SSS) and Member of Parliament (MP). Addressing the media at Pune,

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    Milk Strike in Maharashtra: All you must know about dairy farmers’ protests

    Due to protests led by dairy farmers, the milk supply is severely hit in major cities of Maharashtra. The daily farmers, under the leadership of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatan (SSS) and Maharashtra Kisan Sabha (MKS), are protesting across Maharashtra since Monday, over a sharp fall in wholesale milk prices.

  • Milk Strike: Pune may suffer milk shortage today

    PUNE: Milk supply to Pune city is likely to be affected today due to on-going stir by dairy farmers, according to a supplier. “The total need of the Pune city is around 25 lakh litres per day and with no collection at our centres on Tuesday, we will not be able to supply milk to the city today,” said Indranil Chitale, one of the partners at Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale. Chitale Bandhu is a

  • Mumbai: Dairy farmers continue stir; 2 held for blocking milk tankers

    Mumbai: Two people were arrested on Tuesday in Satara district of Maharashtra for trying to stop vehicles carrying milk as the protest by dairy farmers to demand a hike in procurement price entered the second day. Dairy farmers are staging protests in several parts of the state since Monday, demanding a higher purchase price and a subsidy of Rs 5 per litre for milk. As part of

  • Maharashtra Milk Protest! WR train to bring in 12 containers of milk from Gujarat to Mumbai

    Mumbai: Western Railways (WR) will run an Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central passenger train with milk tankers in tow to ensure Mumbai does not have to go without milk due to the ongoing agitation by dairy farmers. The train will chug in 12 containers of milk from Gujarat to Mumbai for the next few days, with each container having a capacity of 44,000 litres.

  • Maharashtra Milk farmers’ stir: Raju Shetti says blockade will continue until demands are met

    Pune: The ‘milk blockade‘ will continue until demands of the dairy farmers are not met, pledged Hatkanangle constituency MP, Raju Shetti. The milk blockade called by the Swami Shetkari Sanghatana has asked the ruling BJP in Maharashtra to give milk farmers a subsidy of Rs 5 per litre. Yesterday, scores of farmers of the organisation also spilled milk on the roads near Pune’s

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    Milk protest turned violent as tankers vandalised in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: The ‘milk’ protest of the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana veered out of control on the first day itself with activists disrupting supply to all major cities across the state, including Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur. It is understood that activists vandalised milk tankers at numerous places and sent them back from other venues. They also emptied the tankers and performed ‘milk abhishek.’ All this in solidarity with farmers who supply milk and are