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Business News/ News / India/  'India on brink of milk crisis': Claims Congress slamming Narendra Modi govt

The Congress on 9 June claimed India is on the brink of a milk crisis, accusing the Narendra Modi government of pitting one cooperative against the other for electoral benefits.

Citing a media report on Twitter, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh, said that the world's largest milk-producing nation is falling short of demand and being forced to import.

"India is on the brink of a milk crisis which is resulting in high levels of inflation and causing further pain to dairy farmers, who are already struggling with rising prices of fodder. As a result of this crisis which has lingered since the COVID pandemic, the largest milk producer in the world is now forced to import milk and milk products from other countries," Ramesh wrote on Twitter.

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"What is the Modi government doing amid this crisis? Pitting one cooperative against the other in an attempt to benefit their electoral outcomes," the former Union minister alleged.

Earlier on 5 June, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah instructed the Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) to avoid reducing the government-fixed milk procurement price for producers without prior consultation.

He even pointed out sudden price cuts would negatively impact farmers and urged the KMF to consider their welfare before making any decisions.

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Updated: 09 Jun 2023, 08:49 PM IST
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