Haryana

NATIONAL MILK DAY : DIRECT MEGA MILK PRODUCERS TO MENTION RATIO OF MILK POWDER USED IN PACKED MILK, DEMANDS DHANKAR

November 26, 2019 07:51 PM

Chandigarh  (Face2News)

The former Minister for Animal Husbandry and Dairy Farming Honorable Om Prakash Dhankar demanded that Mega milk producers should be directed to mention ratio of milk powder and fresh milk used on producing packaged milk to ensure healthy milk for consumers and better returns for dairy farmers.

In a communique to Shri Giriraj Singh Ji, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Minister, Government of India Dhankar has stated that cost of milk yielding animals is constantly on rise. In Haryana a good Murrah buffalo costs Rs 1 lakh, while the Desi cow costs upto Rs 50000. Animal feed and care have become very costly.

The profits in dairy industry have dipped as compared to input cost. The big milk producers use dry milk powder to make packed milk due to which dairy farmers do not get the rates of fresh milk that they deserve.

He requested that those companies that are mixing fresh milk and milk powder should be asked to mention the ratio of fresh milk and powered milk on the packets. Such as 50:50 or 60:40 so that the consumer knows that how much of milk powder and how much fresh milk he is getting.

He also demanded that fresh milk should be packed separately so that the producer gets better rates and people get healthy milk. He demandedon occasion of National Milk Day that changes be made in the policy so that both producer and consumer get the best they deserve.

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