The Jai Karnataka Rakshana Vedike has criticised the Gulbarga-Bidar Milk Producers’ Union for reducing the price of milk procured from farmers by stating that the union was incurring loss..

President of the vedike Arunkumar Patil told presspersons here on Tuesday that the union had reduced the price by Rs. 2.10 a litre. He said the loss suffered by the union was because of its failure to expand in the market.

Mr. Patil said milk was brought from Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh and sold in the district.

This was affecting the revenue of the union.

Hence, the union should either effectively compete with milk unions from the neighbouring States or seek a ban on marketing milk from other States.

Mr. Patil said against the demand of 63,000 litres in the district, the union was procuring 73,000 litres of milk every day. The unsold 10,000 litres of milk was reported as loss.

He said the union had failed to advertise milk products in remote taluks.

While the procurement price was reduced, the retail price had remained constant, he said.

Demanding withdrawal of the decision on reduction in procurement price, Mr. Patil said the vedike would organise a protest in Gulbarga on November 27.

  • Union has reduced the price by

    Rs. 2.10 a litre

  • Vedike to hold protest on November 27