Dairy farmers in Asansol's Barab area staged a protest by spilling milk on the road as they are unable to supply milk and feed their mals amid the coronavirus lockdown.
Speaking to , Vinod Kumar Yadav, a dairy farmer said, "We demand that the government should arrange fodder for our cows and buffalo. The situation is such that the cow fosters here have to manage and arrange food for their cows along with themselves and their family members. Neither the Central government nor the State government is doing anything in this direction."
"If the government doesn't step forward to help us, we will be forced to commit suicide. Sweet shops are open here but nobody is buying them so our milk is anyway going waste. We will stage a bigger protest if the Centre and State governments do not help us," he added.
Vikas Kumar Jadhav, All India Yadav Mahasabha State President, West Bengal said that all the dairy farmers are totally dependent on the sale of milk and since the lockdown has been imposed, they are unable to supply milk.
"We do not have anything to eat and give to our cows as well. We are not getting any financial aid. Fodder arrangements should be made for our cows," he added.
( With inputs from ANI )