Rise in milk prices apart from Gujrat a political ploy claims Opposition


The rates of full cream milk and buffalo milk were raised by Rs 2 per litre in all states besides Gujarat by the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which sells milk and milk products under the brand name “Amul,” officials said on Saturday.
The price of full cream milk has gone up from Rs 61 per litre to Rs 63 per litre as a result of the rise. The well-known milk brand raised milk prices by Rs. 2 per litre on August 16 due to an increase in input costs earlier in the month.
Amul had stated in the statement that the hike of Rs 2 per litre translates into a maximum retail price (MRP) increase of 4%, which was less than the average increase in food prices.

They announced that, “This price hike is being done due to an increase in the overall cost of operation and production of milk. The cattle feeding cost alone has increased to approximately 20% compared to last year. Considering the rise in input costs, our member unions have also increased farmers’ prices in the range of 8-9% over the previous year,”

Mother Dairy has announced an increase in full-cream milk and cow milk pricing by Rs 2 per litre in Delhi-NCR effective October 16 due to an increase in input costs later in the day.

The cost of full-cream milk has increased to Rs 63 per litre from Rs 61 per litre, while cow milk will now cost Rs 55 per litre as opposed to Rs 53 currently.

“The dairy industry has been experiencing a consistent surge in raw milk prices, which has increased by about Rs 3 per kg in the last two months alone, owing to multi-fold increase in varied input costs,” Mother Dairy spokesperson stated.

Low rainfall in certain northern states and rising fodder prices have made things worse, according to the company.

This is Mother Dairy’s third round of pricing increases this year. In the Delhi-NCR, Mother Dairy raised milk prices by Rs. 2 per litre in March (National Capital Region). Midway through August, the business also increased milk costs in Delhi-NCR by Rs 2 per litre.

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