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Indian farmers to oppose potential milk agreement with Australia: Rakesh Tikait

Australian dairy farmers are aiming to reap the advantages of rising consumer demand for dairy milk products in India, which is expected to outstrip supply until 2035.

Rakesh Tikait, Bhartiya Kisan Union leader. Photo: Twitter.

Rakesh Tikait, Bhartiya Kisan Union leader said Indian farmers will oppose the so-called ‘milk agreement’ with Australia.

Tikait tweeted, “Australia is on the threshold of signing an agreement with India next month to supply milk at 20-22 rupees (0.35 AUD) per litre. India’s decision to import milk poses an existential threat to India’s cattle owners. Farmers will oppose it.”

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