Officers mentioned whereas it will price the state authorities round Rs 11 crore, it is going to assist the farmers avoid wasting cash spent on cattle fodder. Whereas making the announcement, Naveen mentioned, “The Covid pandemic has affected world economic system together with Odisha’s. When different sectors of the economic system have been slowing down, agriculture and the allied sectors helped strengthen it.”
He appreciated the farmers for persevering with agricultural manufacturing throughout lockdown and shutdown. These milk farmers have confronted a really troublesome time owing to the lower within the demand for milk and milk merchandise in the course of the pandemic. Preserving their hardships in thoughts, the federal government has taken a call to assist the farmers,” Naveen was quoted as saying.
Rabi Behera, chairman of the Odisha Milk Farmers’ Affiliation expressed his gratitude to the chief minister for all the assistance. He, nevertheless, added, “We nonetheless demand that state authorities hike the minimal assist value of milk to assist the milk farmers.”
He additional mentioned the state authorities ought to regulate the worth of cattle feed available in the market. At current, farmers pay Rs 1,080 per quintal of cattle feed, the price of which was Rs 940 till a couple of months in the past. The costs of different classes of cattle feed have additionally gone up.
Throughout the first week of Might, the Omfed had determined to limit milk procurement throughout the unions within the state owing to poor demand. The transfer had evoked sharp reactions from the milk farmers unions.