From today i.e. from May 2, milk will not be available from more than 490 booths of Delhi DMS in the capital. This extraordinary situation has arisen due to delay in agreement with Milk Producer Societies for milk and private companies for nutrients. According to experts, this institution has faced crises many times in the past, But in 63 years there has never been a situation when not even a drop of milk has been sold. At present, 1.60 lakh liters of milk is sold daily in Delhi-NCR by DMS.
Its clients include All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Parliament House Canteen. According to the circular issued by DMS General Manager Chinmoyjit Sen on April 30, milk will not be sold by DMS from May 2 to May 6. The letter mentions that there is a shortage of milk, raw material SMP and white butter. Because of this this situation has arisen.
On the other hand, according to experts, the milk distribution crisis is there for the last few days. Even on Sunday, milk did not reach most of the booths. Wherever it reached, it was only very less. The situation remained the same in the evening as well. In such a situation, there are doubts about starting milk distribution soon in the near future as well.
At the same time, more than one thousand employees and booth operators are worried about their future. It is operated by the Department of Agriculture and Agriculture Welfare under the Ministry of Agriculture.
It is one of the oldest milk production and distribution systems in the country, which was started by the first President Rajendra Prasad and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in the year 1959 for the people of Delhi. Its plant, located on 25 acres of land in Patel Nagar, has a capacity of five lakh liters of milk per day. Similarly it has five milk collecting and cooling centers.