: The two-day strike called by all-India trade unions partially affected milk supply in the city, though it was exempted from the strike.

Milk sales on Wednesday was put at approximately 1.6 lakh litres, while the sale recorded on normal days is approximately 2.16 lakh litres.

According to Marketing Manager of Kerala Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (Milma) K.G. Satheesh, sale of milk was partially affected in the Thiruvananthapuram union (comprising the four districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha) due to the strike. “There has been an increase in the procurement rate as there has been no local sale. While 2.16 lakh litres were procured on normal days, on Wednesday, it was 2.31 lakh litres in the Thiruvananthapuram union. Similarly, the sales was 3.5 lakh litres, while on normal days it is 4.63-lakh litres.

According to an official of Milma, almost 80 per cent of the outlets were opened during the two days.