The Trivandrum regional co-operative milk producers union (TRCMPU) of Milma has announced an incentive of Rs 2 on each litre of milk procured from dairy farmers in four southern districts from February 1, in view of the rise in input cost and difficulties caused by the third wave of the Covid pandemic. The decision was announced at a general body (GB) meeting of TRCMPU, held on digital platform on Thursday.
The GB also approved the annual budget of TRCMPU with an outlay of Rs. 1158 crore. While Rs. 1.50 from the incentive will go to farmers, the milk co-operatives concerned will earn 50 paise as additional margin. Farmers of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts will benefit from the increase in procurement price.
The GB also approved amendments to the by-law, including the provision for holding elections on district-basis.
Source : Times of India Jan 28 2022