Farmers' strike was observed fiercely in Nashik and Ahmednagar district
The Association of Dairies from South Maharashtra comprising Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur have decided to stop collecting milk on Friday in order to support agitating farmers.
However, it claimed not to affect liquid milk supplies to the cities as the dairies will reduce manufacturing of milk products like cheese, ghee etc.
Girish Chitale, Partner, Chitale Dairy, said, "We have decided to stop the milk collection on Friday morning and will take a call on further collection depending upon the developments during the day. However, this will not affect liquid milk supply to cities."
This region collects about 25 lakh litre milk every day, most of it going to Mumbai.
On Thursday, milk collection in Ahmednagar district was drastically affected due to farmers' protest in Nashik and Ahmednagar district.