Though it’s been 2 days since the farmers in Maharashtra have been protesting demanding better milk price and subsidy of Rs. 5 per liter, the government hasn’t reacted so far. With the government’s growing apathy towards the farmers, a man from Solapur found a unique way to support the milk price protest led by Swabhimani Shetkari Sangathan.
Sagar Lendave from Lendave Chanchal village of Magalwedha town bathed in 35 liters of milk to support the milk price protest. He even washed his cattle with milk to get the authorities to action.
As a mark of protest, tankers carrying thousands of liters of milk were blocked, vandalized, tetra packs were thrown on roads, hitting the milk supply badly throughout the state. Milk was also distributed free of cost at some places.
MP Raju Shetti, President of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana alleged that the state government has fixed the procurement price of Rs. 27 per liter but the farmers get barely Rs. 17 per liter.
Though the protests are getting intensified, Maharastra CM Devendra Fadnavis hasn’t reacted yet on this.