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Maharashtra dairies report drop in procurement as fodder, water crises intensify in drought-hit areas

Failure of fodder crops like maize, jowar (sorghum) and the closure of the sugarcane crushing season has amplified the crisis, with more and more farmers taking their animals to the nearest fodder camp for survival.

Pune drought-hit dairy farmers in for fresh shock: Lower procurement price

The drought has also led to a dip in milk production. Most dairies say production is down by about 20 per cent. As fodder and water become scarce, most farmers are struggling to keep their livestock alive.

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Maharashtra govt asks dairies to submit buyback plan for milk pouches

As per a notification issued by the department on March 23, milk dairies should use plastic bags not less than 50 microns in thickness for milk packaging.

Principal secy assures dairies timely payment of subsidy

Dairies, both cooperative and private, had pointed to the lower international prices of commodities like Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP), which slowed down exports.

Maharashtra: Relief in dairy sector as govt extends subsidy for farmers by three months

Rajiv Mitra, managing director of the Phaltan-based Govind Milk and Milk Products, welcomed the extension of the subsidy, but added, “The state government should be prompt in releasing the subsidy”.

Maharashtra: Boosted by govt subsidy, export of skimmed milk powder takes off

In July this year, farmers’ organisations in the state held large-scale protests and disrupted the supply of milk to major cities, forcing the state govt. to intervene and extend a subsidy of Rs 5 per litre for export of SMP.

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Export of milk powder starts, but dairies wait for govt subsidy to pay farmers

The procurement prices had dropped due to a slump in global prices of skimmed milk powder (SMP), which had hit exports and left dairies with excess stock of the powder.

Crackdown on spurious milk products’ manufacturers to continue... we’ll take on those playing with lives of people: FDA Commissioner

"There is no shortage of milk in the state. In terms of per capita availability of milk, Punjab is the leader among the milk-producing states with 1,035 ml of milk available per person per day, which is far more than Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat," says Kahan Singh Pannu.

To boost natural farming, Himachal offers desi cows

This was announced by Padmashree Subhash Palekar, who was speaking at a workshop in Shimla, which was also attended by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Governor Acharya Devvrat.

Pune: Private dairies to build database of farmers

Rajiv Mitra, managing director of the Satara-based Govind Milk and Milk Products, said the database would be ready in three months. “This will allow for direct benefit transfer as well as bring better transparency in the system,” he said.

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