The Hush Post | 6:28 pm | One-minute read |
India’s biggest milk produce brand, Amul, has decided to increase the milk prices by Rs. 2 per litre in Delhi NCR, Maharashtra and other states from Tuesday. Amul has attributed the price rise to an increase in production cost.
The Amul Dairy had recently increased milk procurement prices by Rs 4.5 and Rs. 10 on a kg of fat for cow and buffalo cow milk respectively. The hike was aimed at benefitting seven lakh cattle breeders associated with 1,200 milk associations of Amul Dairy.
Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) sells milk and milk products under the Amul brand. In a statement, GCMMF said that milk prices were last revised two years back in March 2017.
“This increase in milk prices by Rs. 2 per litre has happened after a gap of two years with an aim to provide remunerative milk purchase price to our milk producers owing to drop in milk production and increase in cost of production,” GCMMF said.
GCMMF informed that the new price will come into effect from May 21 onwards. The new prices will be applicable to all six brands being sold in the market. However, the cow milk prices in Gujarat have been left unchanged.