Amroha (Uttar Pradesh), March 2 : In an unexpected development, dairy farmers in three villages in Amroha district have stopped supply of milk to the cooperative societies to express their solidarity with the farmers’ movement.
The dairy farmers have also announced that from March 6, they will sell milk at Rs 100 per litre. At present, their supply is sold at Rs 35 per litre.
State president of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) youth wing, Digambar Singh, said, “We have not invoked the farmers to stop the milk sale. Farmers are doing so of their own to protest against farm law. Agitation is not confined to us, it has reached ground level and is now getting support from other farmers and common man too.”
According to reports, on Monday, dairy farmers of three villages — Rasulpur Mafi, Chuchaila Khurd, and Shahzadpur in Amroha district — put their milk vessels upside down refusing to supply milk to cooperative societies.
The tankers of the societies returned empty.
On Monday morning, dairy farmers of three villages – Rasulpur Mafi, Chuchaila Khurd, and Shahzadpur in Amroha district – put their milk vessels upside down refusing to supply milk to cooperative societies. No wonder, the tankers of the societies returned empty.
According to Anuj Kumar, a dairy farmer, “We are doing this to show solidarity with our brethren who are sitting on the Ghazipur border protesting against the draconian laws. We fully support them and shutting down the milk supply is our way of protesting.”