SHILLONG: A price increase for milk and milk-related products has recently been declared by the District Society for Integrated Dairy Development (DSIDD) West Garo Hills.
This choice was made during a conference that was presided over by the Deputy Commissioner and DSIDD Chairman on March 27. The cost of purchasing raw milk has been set at Rs 55 per litre at collection locations as of April 1 and Rs 57 per litre at the plant.
Pasteurised milk is sold for Rs 63 litre to dealers, Rs 65 per litre to retailers, and Rs 67 per litre to consumers.
Similar to this, the price of cream has been set at Rs 360 per kg, with Rs 450 and Rs 460 being the selling prices to dealers and customers, respectively.
Butter will be sold at a set price of Rs 650 per kg to agents and Rs 660 to customers, while ghee will be sold at a fixed price of Rs 750 per kg to agents and Rs 760 to customers.
According to the DSIDD, this price adjustment is an effort to ensure that dairy farmers receive reasonable prices for their goods and to persuade them to consider dairy farming as a career option.
Researchers from IIT Madras have created a low-cost, portable 3D paper-based device that can identify adulterated milk in under 30 seconds.This new technology, which can be used at home and requires only a millilitre of the liquid sample to test for adulterants, differs from traditional laboratory-based methods in that it can be used at home.
Detergents, soap, hydrogen peroxide, urea, starch, salt, and sodium hydrogen carbonate are just a few of the adulterants that the device can identify.
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