Lockdown impact: With price dropping, farmers forced to throw away 1,500 litres of milk


Daijiworld Media Network - Chikkodi (SHP)

Chikkodi, Mar 31: The 21-day nation-wide lockdown has scaled down demand for milk. The lockdown also impacted the export trade of the commodity due to the sealing of borders making it difficult for the suppliers to reach out to their customers.

After the hotels and the restaurants shut down their business temporarily, the demand further slumped.

Meanwhile, the sorry state of affairs of the milk was seen, when senior journalist Marya Shakil uploaded a video on her official Twitter handle. The video reportedly shows an instance in North Karnataka's Chikkodi where a supplier can be seen throwing away over 1500 litres of milk because it could not be distributed.

As per reports, diaries which were earlier buying milk for Rs 32 per litre have now stated that they will shell out Rs 15 per litre. This price drop which could spell disaster for the farmers would have to be now reviewed by the Karnataka government to minimise the damage.

 

 

  

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Apr 1 2020

    Sometimes people simply dont understand.Do they get money for wasting?Better sell for less than throwaway.Afterall sold milk doesnt spoil.they make use of it.who can explain to them.even 15rupees they can buy some food for family or cows feed.

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  • M.Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Really I felt like crying when they laughing while pouring it out. OMG people all over india dying for thirst if i was nearby i would have bought and distributed. So sad. God please open our ministers eyes in these situation to help the poorer and come to their need.

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  • Flavy, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Cow's young ones calfs could've enjoyed their mothers milk, which they never get to enjoy usually. Poor calfs

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Did you not anticipate this on first day of lockdown. Should have immediately started free supply to poor. Management/politicians sleeping.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Half of India is Jobless or Daily Waged Labourors ...

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  • RAJESH SAVAN, mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    You mean lockdown to be revoked immediately and Let corona pandemic developed vigorously in to 3rd stage .

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    For jobless, both ways same dangerous situation!

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  • Satish, udupi

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    These are the critical situations for whole human kind. every penny counts.

    Please do not waste essential items🙏🙏🙏🙏

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  • Thousif, Manglore, Bolar

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Idiot people Thse farmer would give it for 15 or to poor people. God and sent punishment for mankind but still people can’t understand his sign ..mankind is became worst .

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  • Rajesh, Manglore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    utter foolishness instead of wasting milk they could distribute it to poor people. mindless people.

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    1. Well with all the lock down in place, they may not be able to too far to distribute to the so called poor (as if they rich)
    2. With the lockdown/Janatha curfew, that milk might be sitting for 2 days and already spoiled, who want the spoiled milk even if it is free??

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  • S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, Dubai

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    one side distributing food for poors
    another side dying people from hungry

    and these people wasting food for nothing

    now to whome we blame?

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  • Cynthia, Cynthia

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    They would have distributed or sold. But, without any transport facility to do so, milk must have got spoiled... They may not be having big refrigerators to store. Adding to that, here cities to had no milk supply since three days. Otherwise nandini tankers collect from the villages. No one is fool to throw their hard work on the streets...

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  • Nithin Poojary, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Ghee can be stored for many months....

    Instead of throwing milk they could have prepared ghee out of it....

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  • Shashidhar poonja, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Easy to give suggestions sir. These farmers are daily wage earners. First of all they do not have transport facilities. Secondly they do not have money. Thirdly even if they make ghee, they'll have to wait days for it to get sold. What will they eat until then?

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  • Save my India, India.

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Throw away the milk???

    What is the govt. doing for milk producers, at this critical time?
    Where is the Milk Federation??

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  • Nithin Poojary, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Poonja....
    I speak with experience.....
    I know many farmers who doesn’t sell milk but sell buy product’s

    Moreover the above article is about a supplier who has thrown away 1,500 ltrs....
    He cannot be a small farmer.....

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Never expected the milk federation to let down its customers at the time of crisis, they should not have stopped buying milk for two days, whatever their stock position....they made profits all these years, they let its suppliers at the time of crisis.

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  • Ramesh Babu, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Well said Sanjay.

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  • Stella, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    What a waste !! Government has to arrange necessary arrangements ASAP to get all essential items within each area.

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  • vassu, kudla

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    And the irony is when we go to buy milk we dont get it!!!

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  • Ramesh Babu, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    What is wrong with these people? Yesterday a farmer dumped a truck load of grapes down the river today this person drained milk into the river are these guys ok or out of their mind? They could have fed so many hunger men/women and kids. God give some mind to these people at this time while people are going thru worse war of the century a war with someone who cannot been seen. At least people will bless and pray for their future harvest.

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  • Ramesh Babu, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    On other hand I guess the government should have done some other provision to buy these items from the farmer at least many would have been happy?

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  • Aneesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    When the milk is spoilt what can you do

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  • Ramesh Babu, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    ohhh so pour in river, is it to make things worse?

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  • Shashidhar poonja, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Mr babu, the apmc markets are closed. There's no transport facility. These farmers can't afford to rent trucks. How will they sell their produce?

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Heard about old Myth which said " Nadiyalli Haalu Hariyutha ittu" now we know what was the reason.

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