Mahashivratri was celebrated with fervour in the city as the faithful purchased more than 1.5 lakh litres of milk extra to offer to Lord Shiva on Thursday.
Normally, a shortage of milk packets is seen on Shivratri. However, this time, Verka milk plant had arranged 1 lakh litre extra milk.
Chairman of Verka milk plant Ajmer Singh said, “Normally, we send around 2 lakh litres of milk to the market but today we sent 3 lakh litres on account of this festival, and our entire stock was consumed.”
Private dairy vendors located on Haibowal road and Tajpur road and many private dairy companies provided more than 50,000 litres of milk extra.
Angrej Singh, president of the Haibowal Dairy Association, said, “We arranged 30% extra supply on account of this festival.” The vendors, however, claimed that there was no adulteration in the milk as they reduced the supply of byproducts to compensate the milk demand.