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20,000 farmers, traders hit hard as milk consumption halves in lockdown

20,000 farmers, traders hit hard as milk consumption halves in lockdown
File: A buffalo farm in Nepal

Kathmandu, June 4

The nationwide lockdown imposed to regulate the coronavirus outbreak within the nation has lowered the quantity of milk and milk merchandise consumed within the Nepali market to a half.

Consequently, round 20,000 dairy farmers and merchants depending on the milk market have been hit arduous, informs Radha Krishna Sapkota, the chairperson of the Nepal Dairy Association.

Babu Kaji Panta, the deputy govt chief of the National Dairy Development Board, says the market consumption has halved as social gathering venues, lodges, eating places, canteens, and different eateries are closed.

During this season final yr, Nepali farmers had bought a couple of million metric tonnes of milk to the Nepali market. This yr, the quantity has been lowered to a half-million metric tonnes, in line with him. Panta says that the government-run Dairy Development Corporation and personal milk processing corporations have additionally reported round a 50-percent lower through the lockdown.

Published on June 4th, Thursday, 2020 3:30 PM

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