Good News for Dairy Farmers as Purabi Dairy Increases Procurement Rates
The base rate has been increased by Rs 2 with an additional incentive of Re 1.
GUWAHATI: Bringing cheers to the thousands of dairy farmers in the state, West Assam Milk Producers' Cooperative Union Limited (WAMUL), popularly known as Purabi Dairy, has increased milk procurement rate by Rs 2 per kg with immediate effect.
The increase in milk procurement price, effective from December 11, will directly benefit the dairy farmers in the state who will now get Rs 39 per kg of milk having 4% Fat and 8.5% SNF.
"Purabi Dairy has increased the milk procurement price paid to its producer members. With effect from December 11, all pourers shall get a basic price of Rs 39 per kg milk for milk having 4.0% Fat and 8.5% SNF," said a statement from WAMUL. With this revision, the milk procurement price will be uniform across all operational areas of WAMUL.
The milk cooperative has also announced an incentive for the period December 11 2022 to January 20 2023 which will further add value for the milk producers. During this period, the base rate will be Rs 40 per kg giving a major income incentive to the dairy farmers during the Magh Bihu season.
Further, WAMUL informed that the final procurement price will be directly dependent on the quality of milk and if a farmer is able to provide higher quality milk, the procurement price could go even beyond Rs 45 per kg.
"We are happy to provide added benefits to our pourers who will now get Rs 2 per kg guaranteed hike in milk rates for 4% fat and 8.5% SNF milk. Further incentivising those who could produce better quality milk, the procurement price could go up to Rs 45 per kg of milk," said group head P&I, WAMUL.
The official added that the increased rate will offset the rising input costs and general inflation.
Purabi Dairy has been enabling farmers in the state to be 'Aatmanirbhar' through cooperative dairying as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Thanks to the consumers of Purabi milk and milk products, the milk cooperative has continued to support its 25,000-strong and growing network of dairy farmers from Assam through various initiatives.