Milk At Rs 100/Litre? Dairy Farmers In This City Ordered To Sell Milk At Rs 100/Liter (But Why?)
When the rise in fuel prices is at its high in the country where petrol prices in some parts of the country crossing the Rs 100-mark and diesel touching Rs 90, an alarming #1MarchSDoodh100Liter trend started on Twitter on Saturday morning.
Obviously, the news has startled everyone and created a state of worry as milk being one of the most essential commodities in every household across the country.
How Did This Happen?
It all started when a Khap panchayat in Haryana’s Hisar urged dairy farmers to sell milk at Rs 100 per litre to government cooperative societies.
The move was to protest against the farm laws and high fuel prices.
In the same regards, a meeting of the Satrol Khap was held in Hisar’s Narnaund on Sunday under the chairmanship of its head Ramniwas where the appeal was made.
A leader of the khap panchayat (community court), Phool Kumar Petwar, stated that dairy farmers have been asked to sell milk at Rs 100 per litre from March 1.
Although he mentioned that the common people will continue to get milk at Rs 55 to Rs 60 per litre.
He said, “The khap today took a decision in which we have asked farmers to sell milk at the rate of Rs 100 per litre to government cooperative societies. For the common man, this will continue to be sold between Rs 55 and Rs 60 per litre,”.
Further he emphasized that the Centre is not listening to farmers’ demand of repealing the agrarian laws and has also been increasing fuel prices,
“We want to awaken the government. They should repeal the farm laws and bring down fuel prices” Petwar said.
According to him, “the farmers are adversely hit by rising diesel prices. Farmers not only grow crops, but they also rear animals which produce milk,”.
Further he added that the union government should realise that farmers are producers who can increase these prices.
How Does This Affect?
Imagine if this happens, then the people of the country will be in a state of shock as they are already reeling under the effects of rising fuel prices in the country.
Citing the trend, several people started questioning about the milk prices in the country, if they are going to rise from March 1 and the reality behind this trend on Twitter.
Basically this trend started after some farmer leaders, who are protesting against the new farm laws for the last three months at several Delhi borders, threatened the government to increase the milk rates from March 1.
The protest was against the rising fuel rates, alleging that it is a conspiracy by the government to finish the farmers’ protest against the new Agri laws.
They argued that, if the people can spend Rs 100 on petrol, then they can also spend Rs 100 on milk.