Mumbai, May 8: The Maharashtra cabinet today decided to provide Rs 3 subsidy for every litre of milk to the co-operative and private producers to manufacture milk powder. Also Read - Maharashtra Set To Issue New Guidelines To 'Break COVID-19 Chain' Today, Confirms State Minister

An official in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) gave this information and said the decision was taken to encourage production of milk powder from surplus milk. Also Read - Maharashtra Government Urges CBSE, CISCE to Reschedule Boards 2021 Amid COVID Surge

The decision will help balance the demand-and-supply of milk and producers can get Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rs 27 per litre, the official said. Also Read - What Will Happen to Mumbai Local Trains if Complete Lockdown is Imposed in Maharashtra?

In another decision, the cabinet gave a go-ahead for the promulgation of ordinance amending the land acquisition provisions in the Maharashtra Highways Act.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.