Police said milk producers from Thimmarasanaikanoor, Bomminayakanpatti and other pockets supplied milk to Aavin through their producers’ union. A majority of them had taken loans and purchased milch animals.
However, in the recent months, Aavin officials had not only lowered the procurement price from ₹ 31 to ₹ 27 per litre, but also suspended procurement from them.
They alleged that the Aavin officials procured milk from private agents. The agitators demanded action against the officials.