Farmers demand to hike milk price

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Kathmandu: Farmers in Chitwan have demanded an immediate hike in milk price. They have also warned of launching a struggle if the price of milk was not increased at the earliest.

At a press conference here on Sunday, Chitwan Milk Producers Cooperative Association Limited warned that they would mount pressure on the concerned authority to increase the unit price.

They have demanded an increment of Rs 15-20 in the milk price per liter. Association Chair Rudramani Neupane said they are preparing for launching a agitation since the milk price has not been increased as pledged earlier.

It is shared that the government was making preparation to increase milk price by Rs 10 per liter and provide Rs 7 to farmers and Rs 3 to the dairy industry. He said this scheme would not maintain unit cost of the farmers in producing milk. “With a hefty rise in the price of feeds and veterinary medicines, the unit production cost of liter milk has reached Rs 63. Therefore, the unit price should be hiked in a way to maintain the production cost”, he said.