Mumbai, May 22: Milk will become dearer in Maharashtra from May 25, with the state government today deciding to hike prices between Rs 2 and Rs 3 per litre.
Making an announcement here, Minister for Dairy Development and Animal Husbandry Madhukar Chavan said the price of cow/toned milk supplied by Government agencies has been increased by Rs 2 per litre, from Rs 29 to Rs 31 a litre.
Also, the price of buffalo/full cream milk has been raised by Rs 3, from Rs 37 to Rs 40 a litre, he said. The new rates will come into effect from May 25, the Minister said.
Admitting that the hike will put additional burden on the common man, Chavan said the decision has been taken as dairy farmers were not getting good returns on their produce. He informed that total collection of milk from all sources in the state is about 94 lakh litre per day.