Chitwan‘s farmers have called for a rise in the price of milk. In Bharatpur, farmers called a press conference and asked the government to raise the price of milk, citing rising production costs.
Chitwan Farmers demand milk price Hike
Kishore Bagale, president of the Chitwan District Milk Producer Cooperative Union Ltd, sought an increase in the price of milk and a halt to the rise in the cost of raw materials during a news conference.
The government designated Chitwan to be a milk-producing region of self-sufficiency three years ago. Dairy farmers make up over 33% of the district’s population. 68,611 cattle have been raised by local farmers. About 350,000 liters of milk are generated per day.
In the districts of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Makwanpur, and Kaski, imports account for 55% of the milk produced. He urged the government to boost milk’s price to at least Rs 70 per liter since farmers were suffering losses of Rs 8 to Rs 10 per liter of milk as a result of the rise in the cost of consumer products.