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Amul milk to get costlier by Rs2/litre in Gujarat, Maharashtra from Saturday

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Anand (Gujarat ): The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets dairy products under the brand name of Amul, on Friday decided to hike the milk prices by Rs2 per litre across all six brands being sold in major pockets of Gujarat and Maharashtra from Saturday.

The decision to hike the price was taken in a meeting of all the unions held in Gujarat on Friday, an official said.

“With this, the Amul Gold milk will now be available for Rs52 per litre, Shakti for Rs48, Taza for Rs40, Slim and Trim for Rs38, Tea Special for Rs48 and Cow Milk for Rs44 per litre,” said Dr K. Rathnam, managing director of Kheda District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd, also known as Amul Dairy, one of the constituent unions of GCMMF.

“The new prices will come into force from tomorrow in Anand, Ahmedabad and Saurashtra markets of Gujarat as well as in Mumbai and Pune region of Maharastra,” he said. Other district cooperatives in the state, such as Sumul Dairy in Surat, will roll out new price list within four days, Rathnam added.

This is the second such hike within eight months by GCMMF. In June 2016, the milk prices had been hiked by Rs2 per litre. According to Rathnam, the price hike was necessary to compensate for the recent increase in the milk procurement prices paid to farmers by the federation.

“Recently, we had started giving Rs1.5 to Rs 2 more per litre to farmers to procure milk from them. We accepted farmers’ demand of increasing the procurement price because they are hit by an increase of almost 25% in the price of cattle fodder,” Rathnam said.

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