Petrol and Diesel Prices: Amid fuel price hike, the milk prices are likely to rise as the producers in some villages have decided to hike the prices.
In wake of a hike in fuel price, the LPG cylinders and vegetables, the milk producers from 25 villages have decided to hike the milk prices to Rs 55 per litre from March 1.
The Milk producers said that the transportation charges have been increased due to a hike in petrol and diesel prices and that the animal feed has also become expensive.
The producers also said that if the hike in milk prices would not get approved, then they will stop the supply. Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the milk producers had decided to increase the price of milk but it did not happen.
Likewise, there were talks of increasing the price by Rs 2 per litre, but the prices were not increased in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
As per the report, a person from milk producer said that the price of milk, last year, was not increased due to the coronavirus pandemic, but since the price of fodder has increased now, along with the prices of petrol and diesel, we have decided to increase the price of milk to Rs 55 per litre.
Likewise, in some areas, the milk producers said that the price of milk will be equivalent to the fuel prices.