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Government to offer incentive on exports of milk products

The government is considering incentivising exports of milk products, adding milk to mid-day meal rations as well as reducing GST and increasing import duty on certain products as it seeks ways to ensure better returns for dairy farmers. On Tuesday, the Centre convened a high-level inter-ministerial meeting under transport minister Nitin Gadkari to discuss these measures, even as a strike by dairy farmers in Maharashtra continued for the second day. Railway minister Piyush Goyal, who also holds the finance and coal portfolios, Amul managing director RS Sodhi, Maharashtra State Commission […]

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