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Dairy farmers call off protest after truce with Maharashtra ​government

Prime News, National (Mumbai), July 20:- Shortly after Maharashtra government announced Rs 25 per litre as the minimum rate of milk for dairy farmers, Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna chief Raju Shetty on Thursday called off the protest. The decision will be implemented from July 21, 2018.
The workers of the Sangathan washed buffaloes with milk and distributed milk to children, earlier in the day, as a mark of protest. They also staged a protest in Nagpur demanding a hike of Rs 5 per litre in milk procurement prices.

The farmers have been holding protests in parts of the state since Monday, seeking a hike of Rs 5 per litre in the procurement prices. The impact of the protest was felt particularly in Mumbai and Pune where milk supplies were partially affected. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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