Private and cooperative dairies have decided to raise the price of cow milk by Re1 with effect from January 11. The price of buffalo milk will be increased later.
A meeting of dairy proprietors on milk price hike was organised in the city on Monday by the Pune District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Association (Katraj Dairy). It was attended by 80 representatives of all major dairies in the state, including Chitale and Gokul.
It was unanimously decided that the maximum retail price (MRP) of cow milk to be paid by the consumer would be increased by Re1, from Rs25 per litre to Rs26 per litre from January 11.
The price of buffalo milk will remain at Rs33 per litre for the time being, according to the executive director of Katraj Dairy, Vivek Kshirsagar.
Maharashtra State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Association president, Vinayak Patil, and Katraj Dairy chairman, Rambhau Tule, announced the decisions in a press conference.
Milk price has been increased due to the increase in prices of diesel, furnace oil and salaries of the dairy staff.