Coronavirus Pune: Lockdown hits milk supply

ST CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, 9 April 2020

“In Pune, there is a total supply of 1.5 lakh litres of Katraj Milk, but due to the lockdown, there is not more than one lakh litre of supply,” said Dr Kshirsagar.

PUNE: With the increasing number of cases in Pune, several areas of the city are in complete lockdown, and some have also been sealed. The restrictions in the commuting have impacted the overall supply of the milk. Many local shops are also not open.

Shripad Chitale, Partner, Chitale Dairy, expressed his concerns while speaking to Sakal Times, “As few areas of the city have emerged as hot spots, a complete lockdown was announced in those areas. Because of this, the demand for milk has also been reduced. Normally, we supply around four lakh litres of milk. Due to the complete shutdown, we are able to supply only 3.25 lakh litres of milk.”

Dr Vivek Kshirsagar of Katraj Dairy also echoed the same concerns.

“The supply of milk has been affected since March 22, which was janata curfew. Since then, it has still not become regular and fluctuation. As the few areas have been completely sealed, the supply is also affected by 20 to 25 per cent. 

“In Pune, there is a total supply of 1.5 lakh litres of Katraj Milk, but due to the lockdown, there is not more than one lakh litre of supply,” said Dr Kshirsagar.

With Pune being one of the hotbeds, the cases in Maharashtra have now shot up to 1,300. 

After Pune imposing sealing of several areas, the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) too sealed four areas in its jurisdiction will from Wednesday midnight. These areas include Chikhali, Thergaon, Kharalwadi and Dighi. Shravan Hardikar.

Mumbai has been the worst-affected among the cities. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has declared 381 areas as containment zones in its region.

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