Amul Increases Milk Prices By Rs 2 Per Litre Across Gujarat

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Amul Increases Milk Prices By Rs 2 Per Litre Across Gujarat

| Updated: June 3, 2024 10:23

The price hike represents a 3-4% increase in the maximum retail price, which is lower than average food inflation

The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets dairy products under the brand name Amul, has increased milk prices by Rs 2 per litre with effect from Monday, June 3. 

The increase will be across all milk variants including Amul Gold, Amul Shakti, Amul cow milk, Amul Slim n Trim, Amul A2 cow milk, Amul T-special and Amul buffalo milk.

Consumers in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bharuch, Saurashtra, Kutch, North Gujarat, Kheda, Anand, Panchmahals and Narmada districts among others will now have to shell out more for their daily milk.

This is the first milk price hike by Amul this year. On April 1, 2023, Amul had increased milk prices by Rs 2 per litre in Gujarat. In 2022, the dairy major increased milk prices in the Gujarat market in August.

Other milk unions that sell milk in Surat, Vadodara and other places are also expected to increase milk prices.

Producers get more   

The federation, the apex body of all the district dairy unions of Gujarat, has cited a rise in input cost as the reason behind the milk price hike.

“This price hike is because of an increase in overall cost of operations and production of milk. Our member unions have also increased farmer’s price by around 6-8% over the last one year,” a GCMMF statement said. 

As a policy, Amul passes on nearly 80 paise of every rupee paid by consumers for milk and milk products to the milk producers. “The price revision will help sustain remunerative milk prices for our producers and encourage higher milk production,” the statement added.

Sources said the federation was waiting for the Lok Sabha polls to get over before hiking the prices, which could have turned into a politically contentious issue during the polls. 

With the latest price revision, Amul Gold which was sold at Rs 64 per litre in Gujarat will be sold at Rs 66 per litre. While Amul Shakti costing Rs 58 per litre will be sold at Rs 60 per litre, Amul Taaza will cost Rs 54 per litre. Similarly, price of Amul T-special has been increased from Rs 60 per litre to Rs 62 per litre while Amul cow milk which was sold at Rs 54 a litre will be sold at Rs 56 per litre. The federation has also increased the price of Amul buffalo milk from Rs 68 per litre to Rs 71 per litre.

The price hike is similar in other milk variants including Amul Slim and trim and Amul A2 cow milk. If a 500 ml pouch of Amul Slim and trim will cost Rs 24 instead of Rs 23, the A2 cow milk will cost Rs 33 instead of Rs 32. The federation has not revised the milk price of Sagar skimmed milk which is priced at Rs 40 per litre. However, this variant is not available in key milk markets of Gujarat.

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