SSS chief urges Maha Vikas Aghadi govt. to thunder ₹250 crore relief equipment
Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) chief Raju Shetti on Friday criticised the ruling and Opposition events in Maharashtra and the media for his or her disproportionate focus on the Sushant Singh Rajput case whereas dairy farmers in the Instruct are going thru a financial crisis.
Mr. Shetti urged the Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities to thunder a ₹250 crore equipment and a subsidy of ₹5 per litre of milk to advantage the dairy farmers tide over the crisis.
“At a time when farmers are coping with a life-and-death arena, there is an inordinate focus on the actor’s death. While he could per chance well moreover unbiased accept as true with had many followers, it’s far unbecoming of leading politicians in the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance and the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Event to centre their politics around this extra or less celeb circus,” he said.
The SSS staged an agitation in entrance of the Ahmednagar district collectorate on Thursday. Earlier, Mr. Shetti and his activists staged protests in Solapur and Osmanabad. Responding to studies that the SSS supporters had violated ‘security rules’, he said decided dairy farmers had no chance but to agitate on the streets to receive their voices heard.
He said, “Farmers are loss of life any manner, pandemic or no pandemic. At some stage in the whisper in Ahmednagar, the brother of a dairy farmer came up to me and instructed me about his tragic suicide. What number of farmers accept as true with taken this hideous step? We were very restrained till now, hoping that the authorities will device up with some concrete resolution. Nonetheless as nothing has transpired, now we accept as true with taken to the streets.”
On July 21, the SSS, along with diversified farmers’ outfits, had staged a day-prolonged milk blockade. Following the whisper, Instruct Dairy Vogue Minister Sunil Kedar assured the protesters that the Instruct authorities would soon device up with a financial support equipment.
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Mr. Shetti said, “Since then, I accept as true with written repeatedly to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. I accept as true with moreover taken up this topic with Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. On the other hand, for the past one month, now we accept as true with received correct vague promises.”
Mr. Shetti said the SSS will likely be staging protests in Satara on August 24 and in Baramati on August 27. He said of the Instruct’s day-to-day milk production of 119 lakh litres, around 52 lakh litres are in extra, and the price of milk powder has dipped from ₹330 per kg to ₹180 per kg.
He said, “Despite 1.5 lakh tonnes of milk powder lying unused in the country, of which 50,000 tonnes are produced by Maharashtra’s dairy farmers, the Centre has made up our minds to import 10,000 tonnes of milk powder, thereby undercutting Indian dairy farmers. Right here is unacceptable.”
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Mr. Shetti said between April 6 and July 31, the Instruct authorities purchased six crore litres of milk at ₹25 per litre. “This ‘subsidy’ of ₹150 crore has wonderful benefited huge dairy cooperatives owned by politicians like Maharashtra Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat. Such cooperatives wonderful constitute 18% of the dairy farmers in the Instruct. The final 82% are smaller farmers who’re left in the lurch and compelled to promote milk at ₹17 per litre,” he said.