Amul and Mother Dairy have decided to hike milk prices by Rs 2 per litre from August 17.
New Delhi: Common consumers are facing a lot of difficulty due to the soaring prices of essential commodities. The unemployment rate has been increasing alarmingly. How to lead a normal life in this situation?
Milk is essential for every house. Its price increases on a regular basis. Amul and Mother Dairy have decided to hike milk prices by Rs 2 per litre in Gujarat, Delhi-NCR, West Bengal, Mumbai and all other places where Amul’s fresh milk is being sold. The new prices will come into force on August 17.
The rate of Amul Gold will touch Rs 31 for 500 ml, Amul Taaza will be sold in the market at Rs 25 for 500 ml, and Amul Shakti will be sold at Rs 28 for 500 ml. The increase of Rs 2 per litre amounts to a 4 per cent increase in MRP, which is lower than average food inflation.
This price hike has taken place due to an increase in the overall cost of operations and production of milk. The cost of fodder for cattle feeding has gone up by about 20 per cent compared to last year, Amul said. “Considering the rise in input costs, our member unions have also increased farmers’ prices in the range of 8-9 per cent over the previous year,” Amul said in a statement.