JAMMU, Sept 25: A consultative conclave was organized by the Directorate of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department Jammu in collaboration with J&K State Cooperative Union Ltd, Chamber of Commerce & Industry Jammu and other trade bodies here today.
On this occasion, production of milk, distribution of milk and milk products in Jammu and pricing thereof was the main focus of the conclave.
Prominent among those present were Director FCS& CA Amit Sharma, Chairman J&K Cooperative Union Ltd Rajesh Sharma, president JCCI Rakesh Gupta, president Federation of Retailers Association Yash Pal Gupta, president Chamber of Traders Federation Neeraj Anand and president, Consumer Protection Forum, Des Raj Danish.
During the event the producers of milk claimed that they were incurring huge losses by not getting even the cost price and requested the Director FCS& CA to look into the matter who not only agreed to their demand but also announced that the representative of milk producers association shall be made a part of the survey and pricing committee.
The Director FCS& CA said that the festive season is fast approaching so the matter regarding re-pricing of milk and milk products shall be taken soon after the festive season.
Yash Pal Gupta and Neeraj Anand also voiced their views and supported the producers and seller of milk. Rajesh Sharma, president J&K Cooperative Union Ltd aid that it was for the first time ever that milk producers and representative of farmers were invited to Chamber House for projecting their demands.
Rakesh Gupta appealed to the Director FCS& CA and the representative from the Legal Metrology Department to cooperate with the milk sellers during the festive season and asked the department that meeting on regular basis between the Government / farmers / milk producers and trade representatives shall be made a regular feature.