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After Amul, Mother Dairy hikes milk prices by up to Rs 2 a litre

NEW DELHI: Mother Dairy on Friday hiked milk prices by up to Rs 2 per litre effective from Saturday as it is paying more to farmers for procurement of milk due to the rising cost of fodder. The leading milk supplier in the national capital region has increased the prices for the first time in more than two years. It also came days after Amul hiked milk prices by Rs 2 per litre.

Mother Dairy has increased the prices of only poly pack milk. "The 1-litre pack has been increased by Re 1 only and the 500 ml pack by Rs 2 a litre, effectively impacting the consumer by Re 1 per pack," it said in a statement.

The company, which supplies over 30 lakh litres of milk per day in Delhi-NCR, had increased the price last in March 2017. "The milk procurement prices have been continuously on the rise for the last 3-4 months due to increase in feed and fodder cost by 15-20 per cent and labour cost etc. However, while paying higher prices to producers by 7-8 per cent compared to the last year, the consumer prices were kept intact," it said.

Mother Dairy would continue to support the dairy farmers with remunerative prices, which is also the main reason for the price hike.

According to the new rate, full cream milk would cost Rs 53 per litre from Rs 52 now, while half a litre would have an MRP of Rs 27 from Rs 26 earlier. Full cream (Premium) milk would be sold at Rs 55 per litre and half a litre at Rs 28.

The rate of toned milk has been increased to Rs 42 from Rs 41 per litre. Half litre pouch would cost Rs 22 from Rs 21 earlier.

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