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Amul hikes prices of full cream, buffalo milk across all states except Gujarat | Details

Amul has announced a hike in prices of full cream and buffalo milk. The increased prices will not be effective in Gujarat.

Edited By: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Updated on: October 15, 2022 13:59 IST
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Image Source : PTI Amul hikes price of full cream, buffalo milk by Rs 2 per litre

Highlights

  • The milk prices have been increased by Rs per litre
  • The development was confirmed by MD, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Limited
  • Amul milk prices were earlier increased by Rs 2 per litre on August 17 this year

Amul on Saturday announced a hike in the prices of milk across all states, except in Gujarat. The milk prices (full cream milk and buffalo milk) have been increased by Rs per litre. 

The development was confirmed by RS Sodhi, MD, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Limited.

On August 17 this year, the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation announced a hike in the prices of Amul milk by Rs 2 per litre. The price hike extended to its Gold, Taaza and Shakti variants. 

Amul milk price was then increased across Ahmedabad, the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, Delhi NCR, West Bengal, Mumbai and all other markets where Amul is marketing its fresh milk.

Other than Amul, Mother Dairy had also announced an increase in milk prices by Rs 2 per litre in the Delhi-NCR, due to a rise in its procurement and other input costs. 

In March, Mother Dairy increased milk prices by Rs 2 per litre in the Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region).

Amul to be merged with five other cooperative societies

Amul will be merged with five other cooperative societies to form a multi-state cooperative society (MSCS), Cooperation Minister Amit Shah said on October 9. 

Addressing the 70th plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) in Guwahati, Shah said the process for the merger has already started.

"The government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is giving priority to natural agriculture and digital agriculture and for certification of natural products, the process to form a multi-state cooperative society by merging Amul and five other cooperative societies has been started," he said.

The MSCS will ensure the export of the products after its certification so that profit can go directly into the bank accounts of the farmers, he added.

The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd markets its products under the Amul brand.

Do you drink pure milk? Here's what survey reveals

Twenty-one per cent of the 45,000 respondents in a survey in Delhi-NCR said they believe the milk they buy "has some water, fat and milk powder".

The survey was conducted by LocalCircles, a community social media platform.

The survey received around 45,000 responses from household consumers across all districts of Delhi-NCR, and amongst them, 21 per cent believe the milk bought by them "has some water, fat and milk powder", the agency said.

"Another 21 per cent of the respondents believe that the milk procured by them has adulterants and 17 per cent believe the milk bought by them is being diluted with water," the survey claimed.

With some of the "major" milk manufacturers having their production units in different states, the process of milk aggregation via co-operatives leads to long-distance travel for the product to reach the consumers, LocalCircles said.

"Some of the respondents also believe that the long-distance travel somewhat affects the purity and quality of milk," the survey claimed.

Also Read | UP top milk producer in India, 9 new dairy plants to be ready by 2024, says CM Yogi

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