Amul and Mother Dairy to Increase Their Milk Prices, New prices are applicable from tomorrow
After Amul, another dairy major Mother Dairy raised its liquid milk prices by Rs 2/litre with effect from Wednesday (August 17). The new prices will be applicable for all milk variants.
In what appears as an inevitable path towards inflation, Dairy Majors Amul and Mother Dairy have increased milk prices by Rs 2 per liter. The new rates will be applicable from August 17. Earlier in March, the prices increased. The cost of 500 ml of Amul Gold will be Rs 31 and that of Amul Shakti will be Rs 28. Mother Dairy will also increase the price of full cream milk from Rs 59 per liter to Rs 61 per liter from Wednesday.
On March 1, both Amul and Mother Dairy increased milk prices. Currently, Amul Gold milk is available at Rs 30 per 500 ml, Amul Taza at Rs 24 per 500 ml, and Amul Shakti at Rs 27 per 500 ml. At the same time, from tomorrow it will be costlier by Rs 2 per liter. An increase of Rs 2 per liter is equivalent to a 4% increase in MRP.
Mother Dairy will also increase the price of full cream milk from Rs 59 per liter to Rs 61 per liter from Wednesday. The price of toned milk will increase to Rs 51 and that of double toned milk to Rs 45 per liter. The price of cow's milk has been reduced to Rs 53 per liter.
Amul has attributed the increase in prices to the increase in operating costs and milk production costs. The price of animal feed has increased by about 20% compared to last year. In view of the increase in input cost and animal feed, the milk unions affiliated with Amul Federation have also increased the milk purchase price of farmers by 8-9% as compared to last year.
Under its policy, Amul pays 80 paise to milk producers out of every Re 1 it receives from customers. Price improvement will help the milk producers and encourage them to produce more milk. With this increase, milk prices have increased by Rs 4 per liter since March.
Mother Dairy is one of the leading milk suppliers in the Delhi-NCR market and sells more than 3 million liters of milk per day through poly packs and vending machines. At the same time, Amul is also the leading brand in the country, which is owned by lakhs of farmers. The journey that started 75 years ago with 247 liters of milk from two villages of Gujarat has reached 260 lakh liters today.