Dairy sector witnessed difficult time this year, we all are aware that milk production is rising day by day while the procurement prices are not enough. During the last six months, the procurement price is constantly declining while the retail price is at the same level. The average procurement price for one litre is Rs 25 – 35 per litre while the retail prices reaches Rs 50. The reason behind such a situation is an overproduction of milk and crash of skim milk powder (SMP) prices in the international market. That’s why the producer and consumer both are in stress.
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare took the remarkable steps to control the ongoing milk crisis in Maharashtra. A press note released on 19th of July says: