Milk supplier Mother Dairy and Amul on Saturday announced that they have decided to increase the milk prices. Mother Dairy announced a price hike of up to Rs 3 per litre in Delhi-NCR, while Amul revised the milk prices by Rs 2 per litre. As per reports, Mother Dairy has increased the price due to the lower supply and rise in procurement cost. The new prices will be effective from Sunday (December 15) onwards.
Leading milk supplier Amul was quoted by ANI as saying, “We have decided to revise the milk prices by Rs 2 per litre being sold in Ahmedabad and Saurashtra markets of Gujarat, Delhi NCR, West Bengal, Mumbai and Maharashtra from December 15, 2019.”
“In Ahmedabad the price of Amul Gold will be Rs. 28 per 500 ml, and Amul Taaza will be Rs. 22 per 500 ml. However, there will be no change in price of Amul Shakti which continues to be available at Rs. 25 per 500ml,” it added.
Meanwhile, Mother Diary said in a statement, “Mother Diary is compelled to raise its milk prices in Delhi-NCR for all its milk variants with effect from December 15. The 500 ml pack prices have been increased by Rs 1 per pack, effectively impacting the consumer by Rs 2 per litre.”
It added that “Milk availability across various states is under severe stress due to adverse climatic conditions including extended monsoon and delayed start of the flush season. The adverse climatic conditions have also resulted in a significant increase in feed and fodder prices. This has impacted the prices paid to the milk producers.”