Maharashtra: Farmer’s union workers spill milk on roads of Jalna as mark of protest demanding price hike

Mumbai (Maharashtra): Amid ongoing protests demanding hike in the price of milk, workers of Swabhimani Shetkari Sangathna on Wednesday spilled milk on the roads of Jalna as a mark of protest.

In a similar incident, the party workers on Sunday vandalised a tanker ferrying milk from Wardha to Nagpur. “Onus of Nagpur incident falls on state government and police. Protests were to begin at 12 am today, but police started detaining workers from yesterday morning. They went to their houses and verbally abused women. Later on, the party workers reacted. We want to protest peacefully,” SSS leader R Shetti told ANI.

On Tuesday, Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal and Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari had announced that the Government would give 10 percent incentives to the exporters of milk products. Piyush Goyal, speaking on the same, had said, “The government has decided to give 10 percent export incentive on the export of milk, milk powder, and milk products, it has been notified as well.”

“There is a request from the Agriculture Ministry to make milk available at railway stations. The railways will think over it and take a decision in 3-4 days,” he had added, after a meeting with Union Minister for Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh and Gadkari. Goyal had also said that he would take up the issue regarding consumption of milk, with the other ministries.

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