Special / Amul to hike milk prices by Rs 2 per litre across country

Zee News : May 21, 2019, 10:05 AM

New Delhi: Amul on Monday said that prices of its milk will be hiked by Rs 2 per litre from Tuesday across the country.

RS Sodhi, MD of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, made the announcement. "Amul has increased price of milk by Rs 2. The prices will come into effect from tomorrow. 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," he said. "Prices will be hiked across all six brands being sold in Delhi-NCR, Gujarat, West Bengal, Kolkata, Uttaranchal, Maharasthra and other states."

A statement from Amul also said that the revised price of 500 millilitre (ml) pack of 'Amul Gold' in Ahmedabad will be Rs 27, 'Amul Shakti' at Rs 25, 'Amul Taaza' at Rs 21 and 'Amul Diamond' at Rs 28.

Amul had hiked prices of milk earlier this month as well. According to a Zee Business report, prices of buffalo milk was increased by Rs 10 per litre while cow's milk price was increased by Rs 4.50 per litre. This was done to benefit over seven lakh breeders who are associated with associations of Amul.