Dairy board chaired by former legislator and chairman Dhulipalla Narendra Kumar met here on Sunday and decided to grant dividend.
“Milk producers of Guntur, Prakasam and Nellore districts will be paid an additional amount of Rs 3 per litre for buffalo milk along with the regular price of Rs 620 for a kilogram of fat and Rs 2 per litre for cow milk in addition to regular price of Rs 240 for a kilogram of solids along with the regular bill for a period of two months starting from May 11. This translates into a total benefit of Rs 3.5 crores to the milk producers,” said Narendra Kumar. He said the initiative would help farmers tide over the present crisis.
Similarly, the board has decided to pay Chittoor district milk producers an additional amount of Rs 2 per litre for total supplies in April. An amount of Rs 73 lakh for Chittoor producers would be directly remitted into to the farmers’ bank accounts. Kumar said they have taken safety measures in all milk societies and dairies, from collection, to storage and distribution. TNN