Amul hikes milk prices by rupees two per litre in Delhi-NCR


New Delhi : The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation, which sells its products under 'Amul' brand, has decided to increase prices of its all milk variants by rupees two per litre. While the price hike will first hit consumers in Delhi from Saturday, in Gujarat, the price hike will become effective from Sunday.

"It is after 25 months that we are increasing milk prices in Delhi market," said R S Sodhi, managing director of GCMMF, adding that it was in May 2014 that the federation had increased milk prices in the national capital. In Gujarat, it was in June 2015 that Amul had increased prices of milk by rupees two per litre in all the six milk variants including Amul Gold, Amul Shakti, Amul Taaza, Amul Slim & Trim, Amul Tea Special and Amul Cow milk. It is for the 21st time that milk prices in Gujarat will increase since 2006. "We are increasing the prices as input cost has increased. While the prices paid to farmers have increased by 20 percent in this period, the cost of production including that of cattle feed and ingredients have also increased by 19-20 percent," said Sodhi.

"In Kolkata, Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai and other markets, the prices will be revised in next eight to ten days," he said.