The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), famous for the Amul brand, has announced a hike of up to Rs 3/litre on fresh milk, effective immediately for all markets except Gujarat.
Jayen Mehta, Managing Director of the federation, said, “the hike in milk prices is not applicable to Gujarat and the new rates are meant only for other markets, including Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi.”
According to a statement issued on Thursday, Amul Gold will now cost Rs 66 per litre, Amul Taaza will cost Rs 54 per litre, Amul cow milk will cost Rs 56 per litre, and Amul A2 buffalo milk will cost Rs 70 per litre.
“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 per cent compared to last year. Considering the rise in input costs, our member unions have also increased farmers’ prices in the range of 8-9 percent over the previous year.” Amul said.
Amul last increased its prices by Rs 2 per litre in October.
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