Local dairy Producers in Boko hit hard by 21-day lockdown
BOKO: Local dairy producers in Boko are facing a lot of problems due to the 21-day lockdown. Local dairy producers have failed to stock huge quantity of milk and that is why they are distributing milk to their neighbours only. On the other hand, due to shops remaining closed since the last 2-3 days, dairy producers have not been able to procure grains for their cattle.
Dhiren Mali, a local dairy producer, said that he and his younger brother had four Jersey breed cattle and they gave near 200 litres milk a day. Both brothers supplied that milk to hotels and also sold the milk locally. But due to the lockdown they were not able to supply the milk anywhere and neither did they have storage to stock the milk. So now they were distributing the milk to their neighbours free of cost. Also, they could were not being able to provide grass and grains to their cattle. The brothers fear that the lockdown will affect them financially.
Subal Das, another local dairy producer from Satabari village under Chayagaon assembly constituency, said that on Wednesday he had gone out to deliver milk but the police asked him to stay at home. So on Thursday, he just distributed milk to his neighbours.