As the ‘Goan Band’ agitation by farmers enters fourth day on Monday, a severe shortage of milk and vegetables has been reported in the city. Saras Dairy is unable to collect milk from villages, leading to the shortage of milk at dairy booths across Jaipur. The dairy administration has decided not to collect milk through tankers as many vehicles have been damaged by the protestors.
The dairy administration claimed that a loss of Rs 1 crore has been suffered due to the damage done to the vehicles by the protestors. On Sunday, the protestors spilled nearly 15,000 liters of milk on roads.
The dairy administration said that they had lodged at least FIRs when the protest began, but the police failed to take any action or ensure security.
Jaipur Dairy supplies nearly 10 lakh liters milk in Jaipur, but the supply shrank to nearly 4 lakh liters due to the protest. On Sunday, five daily vehicles were damaged by the protestors.
Vegetable prices have also soared. The vegetable market in Chomu on the outskirts of Jaipur has been closed since the protest began. The wholesale and retail price of vegetables went up by 30%-50%. Many city residents complained that vegetable venders are fleecing people in the name of the agitation.
First published: June 4, 2018