Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets milk and milk products under the brand name of Amul, has announced an increase the milk prices by Rs 2 per litre in Ahmedabad and Saurashtra in Gujarat, Delhi NCR, West Bengal, Mumbai and all other markets with effect from August 17.
With this, the price of Amul Gold in Ahmedabad and Saurashtra will be Rs 31 per 500 ml, Taaza Rs 25 per 500 ml and Shakti Rs 28 per 500 ml.
According to a release from the company, the price hike is being done due to increase in overall cost of operation and production of milk. “The cattle feeding cost alone has increased to approximate 20 per cent compared to last year. Considering the rise in input costs, our member unions have also increased farmers’ price in the range of 8-9% over previous year,” the release read.
“Amul as a policy passes on almost 80 paise of every rupee paid by consumers for milk and milk products to the milk producers. The price revision shall help in sustaining remunerative milk prices to our milk producers and to encourage them for higher milk production,” it added.
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