Milk supply disrupted in parts of Bengaluru due to shortage

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BENGALURU: The supply of Nandini milk was affected in some parts of the city on Thursday due to short supply. There is a severe shortage in Nandini milk supply across the state while in Bengaluru, the is shortage is about two lakh litres per day.

Generally, milk production drops in summer. But the Bangalore Milk Union Limited (Bamul) says the reasons for the short supply are due to other factors. While Nandini booths are demanding 3,000 litres of milk, they are being supplied only 1,500 litres.

Hotel owners and citizens are suffering due to shortage in supply. The Bamul says there is a demand for 15 lakh litres daily and and they are able to supply only 13 lakh litres.

Bamul has clarified that there is a demand for 15 lakh liters of milk, and they are supplying 13 lakh liters of milk every day.

Reasons for the milk shortage are:

  • 10 per cent of farmers do not supply milk to Nandini dairies.
  • Price of milk has not been increased for farmers, so private players are buying it at higher prices.
  • In addition, the price of the fodder has increased, but the money given to dairy farmers is less.
  • Compared to other states, the milk price fixed for farmers is less.
  • Milk is distributed to neighboring states and it cannot be stopped immediately due to business agreements.

Bamul has written a letter to the Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) to resolve the shortage of milk issue. It has suggested that the price given to farmers for milk is low and said the government should resolve this.

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