*Workout formula to protect interest of both consumers and farmers: CM Bommai*
Pragativahini News, Bengaluru : Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said he instructed Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) to work out a formula which will not burden consumers as well as not cause injustice to farmers.
The CM said he collected information about the prevailing prices of milk in other states, expenditure incurred by KMF, reasons for hike in milk price, leakages in the federation, steps taken by the authorities to plug that leakage. The KMF was asked to come out with a compromising formula that will benefit both farmers and consumers within two days, and take necessary decision in KMF Board of directors meeting. “Let us not hike the milk price by Rs 3 per litre and the KMF must take a suitable decision by protecting interest of consumers as well as farmers”.
The CM said the KMF is a subsidiary of Government, has been giving incentive to farmers as well as the milk to school children. The government must also protect the interest of farmers and consumers. The federation was given suitable direction. It is true that the milk price keeps changing but as the private dairies are also in this field and competing with the KMF. In view of all these factors, the federation was asked to take an appropriate decision.
*Pressure Cooker blast Probe picks up*
Bommai said the probe into the pressure cooker bomb blast in Mangaluru on Saturday has picked up and the police have collected the personal details of the main accused. The cops have cracked the network of the accused. The real name, address and other vital details will come out soon. Even it will help to establish his involvement in other cases. The police are investigating in that angle.
Vigilance at prominent places
The CM said the accused was under treatment and his identification by the family members has been a major development. All the information collected so far have been shared with NIA and IB. Information is awaited about the hand of any organisation behind this pressure cooker bomb blast case. Suitable legal action will be initiated once all the details are available. Meanwhile, the police officers are asked to be on high alert especially in prominent places. The police, Anti-Terrorist Squad and Internal Security Division must work in coordination. Any force that is behind the Mangaluru incident must be punished.