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Milkmen’s protest spills on to the streets in Mathura

Hundreds of milkmen gathered on Barsana road in Goverdhan area of Mathura and spilled milk on the street in protest, citing low rates being paid by dairy owners for their supply.

lucknow Updated: Dec 20, 2017 14:41 IST
HT Correspondent
Milkmen spilling milk on Goverdhan-Barsana road in Mathura.
Milkmen spilling milk on Goverdhan-Barsana road in Mathura.(HT Photo)

Hundreds of milkmen gathered on Barsana road in Goverdhan area of Mathura on Tuesday and spilled milk on the street in protest, citing low rates being paid by dairy owners for their supply.

Protestors threaten to stop supply
  • The agitators criticised the government machinery for remaining silent spectator to the losses being faced by milkmen.
  • They complained that with the fall in demand after the marriage season, dairies and chilling plants were paying only Rs 26 per litre of milk.
  • “Selling our milk for anything less than Rs 40 is bound to bring losses as even invested money is not being recovered these days,” stated one Raghuraj Singh during the protest.

The agitation, which began in Firozabad last week, spread to Agra and on Tuesday reached Mathura.

“Dairy owners are paying us lower rates for milk while we have to incur higher expenses,” stated one of the milkmen during the protest, expressing solidarity with the agitation while threatening to stop milk supply in Mathura.

These protestors also blocked other milkmen and forced them to spill their milk. The agitators criticised the government machinery for remaining silent spectator to the losses being faced by milkmen.

They complained that with the fall in demand after the marriage season, dairies and chilling plants were paying only Rs 26 per litre of milk.

“Selling our milk for anything less than Rs 40 is bound to bring losses as even invested money is not being recovered these days,” stated one Raghuraj Singh during the protest.