In an effort to dismiss any misinformation regarding the farmers’ struggle, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) clarified on February 28, 2021 that it did not call for a boycott of milk sales between March 1 and March 5, or demand a higher price for the subsequent sale of milk.
Earlier, a ‘khap panchayat’ in Hisar district of Haryana urged dairy farmers to sell milk at Rs. 100 per litre to government cooperative societies to show their unified opposition against the three farm laws forcibly passed by the central government – the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance & Farm Services Act, the Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act – and rising fuel prices.
However, the SKM issued an explanation stating that farmers’ groups have not called for such an agitation and asked people to ignore any such viral message circulating on social media.
“Farmers are requested to ignore such false messages, which they are getting in the name of the SKM,” it said.
According to The Tribune, residents of Babail village in Haryana announced an increase in milk prices to Rs 100 per litre from Monday, while farmers’ families would receive milk for Rs. 55-60 per litre.
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