Amid reports that Tamil Nadu has stopped all supplies of milk from the northern districts of Kerala, dairy farmers were throwing out milk into drains. On Thursday, Kerala Minister said that this should not repeat and diverted the milk supply to the camps where migrant labourers are settled.
The Kerala government set up over 5000 migrant labour camps housing nearly two lakh people. The state government is also providing them with meals and all the basic facilities, following the lockdown.
Speaking to the media, Kerala Forest and Animal Husbandry Minister K Raju said that after he learned about milk being thrown into drains, he asked the state-owned collecting agency - MILMA to ensure that all the excess milk is collected from the milk societies and then supplied to the migrant labour camps in the state.
In the past few days, there have been several cases of milk being poured into the drains by dairy farmers. The majority of the milk societies in Kerala hand over the milk to MILMA. The agency usually carries it to Tamil Nadu where for converting it into milk powder.