Dairy farmers will face legal action over their factory in India
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Dairy farmers in India’s south-east region are fighting a growing backlash from consumers who are unhappy with the quality of their product.
The protests have taken on a life of their own as angry people have been venting their frustrations on social media and on Twitter.
Baba Dairy Products factory in Uttar Pradesh, one of the worst-affected areas in India, has been closed down by the Uttar Pradesh government in the wake of the protests.
It is one of many dairy factories in India where a product from an international company has been removed due to the government’s refusal to pay farmers, prompting angry protests.
A petition on the popular social media platform, Change.org, says the factory in the village of Parel, about 70 kilometres (45 miles) north-east of the state capital Lucknow, was being manufactured in violation of a strict food safety policy.
“We have been receiving many complaints from consumers of the factory and farmers in the area.
Many farmers have expressed their dissatisfaction to the authorities and demanded immediate closure of the plant,” the petition said.”
The factory was constructed without any prior safety measures, including sprinkler systems, and no proper protective measures were put in place,” it said.
According to local media reports, the factory was built on a land that was earmarked for farming.
Baba has since been bought by the company that manufactures a range of other dairy products, including yogurt, cheese and milk products.
The factory had been supplied by the multinational company with milk products that are exported to countries like Bangladesh and China.
Babas dairy products factory was purchased by a company that is now being investigated by the government for its poor quality.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to “completely eradicate” cow slaughter.
He has also called for a “global movement” to eradicate cow-related deaths.
But the protest movement in Uttar’s Parel is just one of several that has been raging since January when the government announced the closure of factories in several states where the government had ordered that animals were to be killed for slaughter.
Some farmers have been protesting in support of their cows for years.
Last week, they set fire to a dairy factory in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh after it failed to pay them a monthly salary.
The factory is now owned by the state government.
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