Mother Dairy hikes milk prices by Rs 3 per litre in Delhi-NCR region
By FnF Desk | PUBLISHED: 11, Mar 2017, 11:43 am IST | UPDATED: 11, Mar 2017, 11:45 am IST
: In a move that could put a huge burden on the common man, leading milk supplier Mother Dairy on Friday hiked its milk prices by Rs 3 per litre with effect from tomorrow in the Delhi-NCR region. The price of toned milk has been increased to Rs 42 per litre, while full cream milk will be available at Rs 52 per litre. The decision was taken following significant rise in procurement rates.
“Our milk procurement price has increased by 5-6 per kg in last one year. Therefore, we are forced to hike the consumer price,” Mother Dairy managing Director S Nagarajan was quoted as saying by PTI. “Ninety per cent of our sales are in half-litre packs where the effective increase is Rs 2 per litre,” he said.
Mother Dairy, which sells more than 30 lakh litres of milk per day in Delhi-NCR, had last increased the prices of poly pack in July 2016 and that of token milk in May 2014. On the other hand, the price of double toned milk has been raised to Rs 38 from Rs 35 per litre.
Consumers will have to pay Rs 26 for a half-litre pack of full cream milk against the existing Rs 25, while the rate of toned milk has been increased to Rs 21 from the earlier Rs 20 for a half-litre pouch. The half-litre double toned milk pack will cost Rs 19 against Rs 18 earlier.
In case of token milk, the prices have been increased to Rs 38 from Rs 36 per litre. Cow milk will be sold at Rs 42 per litre from Rs 40.