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To protest, Odisha’s dairy farmers spill hundreds of litres of milk

india Updated: May 14, 2016 11:33 IST
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Dairy farmers of Bargarh district spilled hundreds of litres of milk on Friday to protest against the Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation. (ANI Photo)

Dairy farmers of Bargarh district spilled hundreds of litres of milk on Friday to protest against the Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (OMFED) over rejecting 20, 000 litres of milk procured from Bheden and Barpali area of the district.

Annoyed by the non-procurement of milk, the farmers stopped an OMFED tanker ferrying milk cans and spilled them on the road.

Reports say that the milk was rejected on Thursday because of its poor quality. OMFED officials said they chose not to procure the milk after it was tested positive in the adulteration test.

On Thursday, milk farmers spilled around 26,000 litres of milk worth Rs 6.76 lakh on the road at Gandhi Chowk in Bargarh town.

The farmers had first spilled their own produce, which was rejected at the OMFED’s chilling plant in Bargarh, and then opened the tap of a milk tanker, draining out around 6,000 litres of milk on the road.