By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Nov 1: Milk prices shot up in Guwahati following a tussle between producers and wholesalers over a proposed hike in prices.
The Greater Guwahati Milk Producers Association today started selling milk in retail on their own after the wholesalers body refused to comply with a hike of Rs 4 in prices.
The secretary of the producers’ association Babulal Paudal said they are forced to hike milk prices from Rs 41 to Rs 45 per litre due to the rising costs of cattle feed. The wholesalers, however, have refused to accept the hike.
Reports in the evening said that some vendors were selling milk at Rs 50-55 in certain areas of Guwahati, though there has been official endorsement of the hike.
The daily milk demand in the city is 1.5 to 1.8 lakh litres. The production is only around 1 lakh litres. The remaining demand is met by packaged milk.