“Members of the Tamil Nadu Milk Producers Welfare Association will stop supplying milk to the Cooperative Milk Producers Societies, supplying milk to Aavin, indefinitely from Tuesday (February 4).
The decision was taken as the Government of Tamil Nadu has not called us for talks,” State president of the association, K.A. Sengottuvel, told newsmen here on Monday.
He alleged that the secretaries and office-bearers of the milk producers’ societies and officials from Aavin have been forcing milk producers to supply milk to Aavin.
State general secretary of the association M.G. Rajendran said that about 4.5 lakh farmers are supplying 22 lakh litres of milk to Aavin every day through 8,200 milk producers’ societies.
“The quantity of milk that was supplied to the government run enterprise has reduced from the daily supply of 27 lakh litres a day during 2012-13,” he added.