Gujarat: The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which sells its dairy products under the Amul brand, on Tuesday increased the prices of its Gold, Taaza and Shakti milk brands by Rs 2 per litre.
As per an official statement of GCMMF, the new prices will be effective from Wednesday.
The statement further said that the price has been done due to an increase in the overall cost of operation and production of milk.
"The GCMMF has decided to increase the milk prices by Rs 2 per litre in the markets of Ahmedabad and Saurashtra region in Gujarat, Delhi NCR, West Bengal, Mumbai and all other markets where Amul is marketing its fresh milk," GCMMF added.
As per the latest hike, now the price of 500 ml of Amul Gold will be Rs 31, Amul Taaza- Rs 25 and Amul Shakti- Rs 28, in Ahmedabad and Saurashtra markets.
The federation has stated that due to 20 per cent rise in cattle feeding costs alone, the prices have increased.
''Considering the rise in input costs, our member unions have also increased farmers' prices in the range of eight to nine per cent over the previous year," the statement added.
The price revision shall help in sustaining remunerative prices for our milk producers and encourage them for higher milk production, it further said.
Meanwhile, Mother Dairy too has decided to hike milk prices by Rs 2 per litre in the Delhi-NCR following the rise in its procurement and other input costs.
In July this year, Greater Guwahati Dairy Farmers' Association had increased the price of milk by Rs. 4 per litre from August 1, 2022.
Notably, a total of 1 lakh 60 litres of milk are being sold in Guwahati on a daily basis and over 500 people are engaged in the milk business in the city.
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 per cent GST on milk products such as pre-packed, pre-labelled curd, lassi, paneer and milk.