GUWAHATI: Along with fuel oil price residents of Assam is now bearing the brunt of the rising of milk products from dairies as the Greater Guwahati Dairy Farmers' Association has decided to increase the price of milk by Rs. 4 per litre from August 1, 2022.
A total of 1 lakh 60 litres of milk are being sold at Guwahati on a daily basis and over 500 people are engaged in the milk business in Guwahati.
It may be mentioned that, with the hike in milk prices, the price of sweets and other milk products might also increase.
Moreover, the Centre had also imposed 5% GST on milk products. Pre-packed, pre-labelled curd, lassi, paneer and milk will attract GST at a rate of 5 per cent.
Earlier in February this year Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets milk and milk products under the brand name Amul, increased the price of its milk by Rs 2 per litre.
According to an official statement, the prices have been increased to all milk variants, including Gold, Taaza, Shakti, T-special as well on cow and buffalo milk, etc.
The new prices will come into effect from March 1, 2022, it said, adding that the prices be reflected on all varieties of milk across the country.
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