Milk seller Mother Dairy has announced to increase the price of its milk by Rs 2 per liter in the Delhi-NCR area. The new prices will be applicable from Tuesday.
New Delhi: Mother Dairy has decided to increase milk prices by Rs 2 per liter in the Delhi-NCR market from Tuesday, citing increase in cost of milk production. Mother Dairy supplies milk in Delhi-NCR with a volume of over 30 lakh liters per day and this is the fifth time Mother Dairy has increased milk prices this year. However, Mother Dairy said there is no revision in the MRP of Cow Milk and Token Milk variants.
Mother Dairy said that the price of full cream milk has now gone up to Rs 66 per litre, while the revised price of toned milk will be Rs 53 per litre. At the same time, the price of double toned milk has increased to Rs 47 per litre.
However, the company has not increased the prices of cow’s milk bags and milk purchased from tokens. Mother Dairy has attributed the increase in the cost of procurement from milk producing farmers for this price hike.
Notably, this is the fifth time, that milk prices have been increased this year by leading milk supplier Mother Dairy in Delhi-NCR. Mother Dairy in November also increased prices of full-cream milk by Re 1 per litre and token milk by Rs 2 per litre in Delhi-NCR citing a rise in input costs.
“It is an unprecedented year for the dairy industry. We have been witnessing a significant increase in demand of milk and milk products from both consumers and institutions, even after festivals. On the other hand, procurement of raw milk has also not picked up after Diwali as was anticipated,” the company said.