Amul Hikes Milk Prices By ₹3 Per Liter Across The Country
Amul has announced raising its milk prices by ₹3 per liter across the country. However, the company’s native state Gujarat will be exempted from this price hike.
All milk varieties now cost 3 more per liter thanks to a price increase by the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), the company behind the popular Amul brand.
The GMCCF issued a statement saying, “We would like to tell you that the price of Amul pouch milk (all varieties) has been raised upwards as under with effect from February 2, 2023 night shipment (February 3, 2023 morning).”
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Following the modification, Amul Gold will be available for 66 rupees per liter, Amul Taaza for 54, Amul cow milk for 56, and Amul A2 buffalo milk for 70.
The GCMMF last increased the cost of Amul Gold (full cream) and buffalo milk by two cents per liter each in October, with the exception of Gujarat.
Prices for Amul Gold increased from 61 to 63 rupees per liter, and the 500 ml pack now costs 32 rupees as opposed to 31 earlier. Prices for buffalo milk increased from 63 to 65 cents per liter.
Following Amul’s decision, Mother Dairy similarly declared an increase in full-cream milk and cow milk pricing by 2 rupees per liter beginning on October 16 in Delhi-NCR and certain other areas in North India.
“This price rise is being implemented as a result of rising operational and milk production costs. The cost of feeding cattle alone has grown by around 20% over the previous year.
Our affiliated unions have also raised farmers’ prices by between 8% and 9% over the prior year in light of the growth in input costs “As stated by Amul.
In Delhi-NCR, Mother Dairy raised the price of milk by Rs. 2 per liter in December (National Capital Region).
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Leading milk provider Mother Dairy in Delhi-NCR increased milk rates for the seventh time this year. A spike in input costs, according to Mother Dairy, led to price increases for full-cream milk and token milk in Delhi-NCR in November as well.
Mother Dairy had explained the price rise as being due to an increase in the cost of buying raw milk from dairy farmers.
“The dairy business is experiencing a year like never before. Even after holidays, there has been a noticeable rise in demand for milk and milk products from both individuals and organizations.
On the contrary hand, despite expectations, the purchase of raw milk did not increase following Diwali “The business had stated.