FCS & CA Price Consultative Committee meet held today - watsupptoday.com
FCS & CA Price Consultative Committee meet held today
Posted 05 Jan 2019 02:05 PM

JAMMU: Amit Sharma, Director Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Jammu today chaired an important Price Consultative Committee Meeting regarding fixation of prices for Milk and milk products in which heads of various associations such as Milk Producers and Gujjar Union, Halwai Association, Cheese and Milk Products Association, Joint Director Legal Metrology, Joint Director (Administration), Deputy Director Supplies, Assistant Director Enforcement, representatives of Animal Husbandry and Sheep Husbandry departments, NGO representatives D.R Danish & S.K Gupta and others participated.

During the meeting, Director FCS&CA Amit Sharma informed that proper survey alongwith sample-picking were conducted by Joint Teams of various stakeholders in the recent past to check the quality and price of milk being supplied in winter capital city Jammu and adjoining areas. The outcome and report of same were also shared with participants in the meeting.

Director Amit Sharma ensured that the views of all people were taken and several solutions emerged while talking with various stakeholders of associations of producers and consumers of milk products alongwith technical experts of the domain. It was concluded by the majority stakeholders that the prices of milk and milk products such as cheese, Khoya, etc should remain same and status quo should not be disturbed in the present scenario. However, a review meeting regarding same shall be held soon to ensure that the producers and farmers don’t suffer any losses in the long run.

Other issues discussed included cost of production, removal of toll tax on cattle feed, demand for reducing SNF ratio by Cheese producers etc which shall be taken up with concerned departments separately for finding solution to them soon. However, the prices of milk and milk products shall remain unchanged for the time being.

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