Patiala spurious milk

The Municipal Corporation (MC) will take action against those preparing spurious milk in the city. Officials of the MC today held a meeting with dairy farmers, being shifted to a new project, wherein the Mayor gave assurance to fulfil their demands and address all issues.

During meeting officials said over 85 units out of 134 at the dairy project in Ablowal village had been allotted. The project worth Rs13 crore is supposed to come up on a 26-acre site.

Dairy farmers said they were facing issues with respect to seeking loans for establishing dairy farms among others. They were not able to get loans from banks as many of them were above 60 years, dairy farmers added.

Others pointed out that spurious milk was being prepared in the city. “We are in competition with Verka with respect to milk price and also those, who are preparing spurious milk and playing with lives of consumers. We can’t compete with them,” dairy farmers said.

Mayor Sanjeev Sharma said, “The MC will initiate action against all such illegal acts. Dairy farmers should bring the matter to the notice of the MC and action will be initiated against violators while keeping the identity of informers secret.”