Pune’s dairy supply may be impacted as staff stay away from work

Anvita Srivastava
Thursday, 26 March 2020

"Almost 25 per cent workers involved in this entire chain has stopped coming impacting the services, which might cause a problem in supply in the future,” said Dr Vivek Kshirsagar, Managing Director, Katraj Dairy.

PUNE: The workers who are involved in the dairy sector are scared and have stopped coming to work that might impact the supply of milk in the future.

“We are trying our best to ensure that there is enough supply of milk. However, amidst this corona scare, the workers who are involved in the procurement, processing, packaging and the entire supply chain are scared and do not want to come to work. Almost 25 per cent workers involved in this entire chain has stopped coming impacting the services, which might cause a problem in supply in the future,” said Dr Vivek Kshirsagar, Managing Director, Katraj Dairy.

Prakash Kutwal, Secretary of Maharashtra Milk Producers and processors Association and owner of Urja Dairy, also echoed the same sentiment. He said, “The problems have increased at every level as villagers are scared and not allowing the workers to procure milk so there are problems in the collection. Even other staff who are involved at various level in the dairy sector are scared to come for work. If the situation continues to remain the same, it will be difficult for the sector and can create supply problems.”

Shripad Chitale, Partner, Chitale Dairy, said, “The supply was good on Wednesday; however, there is a 20-per cent reduction in demand for milk from distributors for Thursday, which could be because distributors are scared or shops might be closed.”

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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